Veritas Lux Mea

A series of floating paintings made with mixed media fossilized in epoxy

The unending pursuit of truth is the topic progressing throughout this 7 part floating paintings series; Veritas Lux Mea meaning ‘the truth is my light’ in Latin. The nature of the word ‘truth’ implies a universality, yet upon reflection what comes to light is that each person’s truth is deeply personal. What every individual believes and holds close to them during their life, becomes their unique evolving perspective. And as consciousness develops in humans and time perpetually moves on, truth never stands in one place.

Qualia

Mixed media in epoxy | 60 x 60 x 7cm | 2021

What is it like looking at a red circle? Qualia is the perceived sensation of an experience, like the taste of red wine, the sound of a piano, or the warm hue of a sunset. The qualia of each experience are what distinguishes one from another and gives each its characteristic feel.

Mind Independence

Mixed media in epoxy | 60 x 60 x 7cm | 2021

Closely linked to those around them, each person has their own knowledge, values and beliefs. Combined this creates a greater societal representation of what is perceived to be true, which grows and develops as perception gradually morphs into new ways of thinking.

Symbiosis

Mixed media in epoxy | 60 x 60 x 7cm | 2021

Life is filled with a distinguished depth of symbiosis. Many hands often touched the apple before it landed in yours, bees pollinated its flower, and fungi ensured rich soil for the tree to grow. These invisible ties move together, like a murmuration in the sky.

Illusionary Lens

Mixed media in epoxy | 60 x 60 x 7cm | 2021

Experience stretches as far as our physical limits, the lens through which we experience the world. There are animals able to detect electrical and magnetic fields, air moisture, polarized light or have 12 colour receptors. There is a world beyond our perception.

Sapience

Mixed media in epoxy | 60 x 60 x 7cm | 2021

Cognition, language and reflection, pass from generation to generation. As Newton said, "If I have seen further it is only by standing on the shoulders of giants". It’s the layers of knowledge expanding over time and passed on that creates wisdom.

Distinct Sensation

Mixed media in epoxy | 60 x 60 x 7cm | 2021

We perceive the world through our senses to comprehend, feel and build understanding. It’s the gateway to the world through which we create our inner world. Through our senses, we feel alive and the hair on our neck stands up as we look out at the world in awe. 

Continuum

Mixed media in epoxy | 60 x 60 x 7cm | 2021

Although almost inconceivable, everything is continually moving. Like an unfurling fern without a tip or a lake with no end, present reality grows and the universe persistently evolves.