Acrylic & oil on 24” x 30” canvas
Time estimate: 93 hours
A morphogenetic field is a theoretical model for the biological and social field that contains the energy-information necessary to shape the exact form of a living thing and may also shape its behavior and coordination with other beings.
The morphogenetic field is a force that guides the development of an organism as it grows, making it take on a form similar to that of others in its species. DNA was not the source of structure itself, but rather a "receiver" that translated instructions in the field into physical form. The field broadcasts across the nodal network of the space-time continuum.
How is it, that fungal mycelium, which live apart and free in the soil substrate, converge to make a mushroom? As Gurwitsch hypothesized: “The place of the embryonal formative process is a field, the boundaries of which, in general, do not coincide with those of the embryo but surpass them.” Early biologists imagined relatively discrete morphic fields surrounding and shaping each plant or animal.
A mycelial rhizome has no beginning or end; it is always in the middle, between things, interbeing, intermezzo. Fungal mycelium’s rhizome is based on alliance, uniquely alliance. The tree imposes the verb "to be," but the fabric of the rhizome is the conjunction, "and...and...and..." Between things does not designate a localizable relation going from one thing to the other and back again, but a perpendicular direction, a transversal movement that sweeps one and the other way, a stream without beginnig or end that undermines its bank and picks up speed in the middle.
Perhaps the essential shape of the human soul-spirit is a mushroom. This shape may also be seen as reflecting the cruxification of human consciousness embedded into the morphic resonant and interdimensional net of mycelial transmissions. The composition is designed to show the infinite perspective of this
network of luminous fibers of awareness, from intimate to distant.
'Einstein-Rosen Bridge' [link]
2 early stages of this painting coming into being on canvas: [link]
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