The minimal compositions of the Spacewalk series feature three consistent elements - earth, void, man - all hanging delicately in the balance. The intrepid lone astronaut alludes to both the ‘creative condition’ and the paradox of the status of man over life on Earth but his inability to survive without the planet’s support.
In ancient times Socrates wrote that "Man must rise above the Earth—to the top of the atmosphere and beyond—for only thus will he fully understand the world in which he lives". After seeing Earth from the outside, astronauts often talk of a perspective-altering experience described as the Overview Effect. This phenomenon produces a cognitive shift of awareness derived from a profound feeling of awe producing a unifying sense of inter-connectivity with the planet and all life upon it.
human condition, zen, contemplation,
solipsistic, societal, paradox,
Man, drifting, splendid isolation, existentialism, metaphysics,
Rothkoesque, abstract-expressionism, vastness, minimalism,
infinity, colour field, space, depth, detachment, tranquility, quietude