“I just found your blog - your post on Lita’s project fell into my inbox. I really love your approach to art and science, and like you believe that these varied attempts to describe our physical environment either through the language of maths or paint come from the same basic human impulse to understand our world. The victorians were partially responsible for separating the disciplines, and it’s lovely to see a ‘remelding’ of these ideas. Thank you!” —Sophie Dia Pegrum, Director of 77 Below
—Sophie Dia Pegrum, Director of 77 Below
Dear Sophie: What a wonderful surprise to receive a message from you! I was more than happy to feature Stellar Axis on the blog. (I watched your film about the project and felt totally transported for the duration.) One of my favorite quotes is by E. O. Wilson from his book Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge:
Both the known and the unknown, the two worlds of our ancestors, nourish the human spirit. Their muses, science and the arts, whisper: Follow us, explore, find out.
I definitely feel that this link is crucial to understanding our world, which is why Jumpsuits & Teleporters exists — to share examples of compelling narratives with interdisciplinary themes.