VIRAL SUNS - DRAWINGS 2015
INK AND PEN ON PAPER - 18"X24" (EACH)
In a famous Charles and Ray Eames film, Powers of Ten (1977), a couple is lying by a lake in Chicago. The camera zooms out farther and farther away from them to the outer edges of the universe and later dives back, moving into the human body to the tiniest building blocks of life. In this series of drawings I was inspired by images of viruses (mainly spherical in shape) and suns. The movement between the macro (the suns/outer space) and the micro (the viruses and bacteria) creates tension, but the formal resemblance between the sun’s flares and the virus’s spikes in these drawings merge and unite these two different entities. Like in the Eames film, as human beings we are caught in the middle: huge in relation to viruses, but tiny in relation to the universe. Nevertheless, we can make the connection between the two.
© Lior Neiger