Chemistry of Love
The mystery of love is greater than the mystery of death.
Whenever there is a mystery there is science. The Chemistry of Love series grew out of my fascination with the recent research on the hormone oxytocin, which is thought to play a major role in human love, bonding and empathy. These works presents the tension between knowing and feeling. Chemical structures with their noted properties contrast with contemplative questions about the human heart as the inescapable symbol for human affection. I overlap organic chemistry and anatomical drawings of mind and heart while letting the imagery of science and symbolism bleed through into one another.
Notes and images unfold with each layer, bringing the thrill of discovery and presenting themselves to the viewer for examination.