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Images of my paintings to actual scale with quotes by theoretical physicists placed adjacent to the paintings   (simulated).

The “Quantum” Vision

What Is the Exhibit


The exhibit is of my paintings, created over the last few decades, depicting scenes seen through heightened levels of perception obtained by either a sudden revelation or by a deep unfoldment over long periods of focus and stillness out in nature. Next to the paintings appear quotes by the world’s more intuitive theoretical physicists, their illuminating words describing the essence of the reality I paint.

The theme of the exhibit is consciousness and its sublime subtleness;  its unity, mystery, and power. In fact, there is no greater power in the universe. This consciousness has been known intimately by many of the world's greatest creative thinkers and visionaries and the purpose of the exhibit is to stimulate an investigation into the nature of consciousness within ourselves and our deep and profound relationship to it.

Quotes With Paintings

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Space-the Interpretation of the Unified Field VIII

61” x 74”    Mixed media on canvas    2014


“In the beginning, God said ‘Let the four dimensional divergence of an anti-symmetric second rank tensor equal zero.’  And there was light.”


                                                             Michio Kaku 

Dr. Michio Kaku, born January 24, 1947. An American theoretical physicist at the City College of New York, a best-selling author, and has helped in the popularization of science. He’s the co-founder of string field theory and continues Einstein’s search to unite the four fundamental forces of nature into one unified theory. He has appeared frequently on television, written for popular science publications and been featured in documentaries and hosted many of his own. He has had over 70 articles published.

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Boy in French Town 

53.5” x 62”    Mixed media on canvas    2019


“Quantum theory has abolished the notion of fundamentally separated objects, has introduced the concept of the participator to replace that of the observer, and may even find it necessary to include the human consciousness in its description of the world. It has come to see the universe as an interconnected web of physical and mental relationships whose parts are only defined through the connections to the whole.”                                                           Fritjof Capra

Fritjof Capra born February 1, 1939 A Vienna-born physicist and systems theorist, Capra first became popularly known for his book, The Tao of Physics, which explored the ways in which modern physics was changing our worldview from a mechanistic to a holistic and ecological one. Published in 1975, it is still in print in more than 40 editions.

Over the past 30 years, Capra has been engaged in a systematic exploration of how other sciences and society are ushering in a similar shift in worldview, or paradigms, leading to a new vision of reality and a new understanding of the social implications of this cultural transformation.

His most recent book, The Systems View of Life, presents a grand new synthesis of this work—integrating the biological, cognitive, social, and ecological dimensions of life into one unified vision.

Capra is a founding director of the Berkeley-based Center for Ecoliteracy, which is dedicated to advancing ecology and systems thinking in primary and secondary education, and serves on the faculty of the Amana-Key executive education program in São Paulo, Brazil. He is a Fellow of Schumacher College, an international center for ecological studies in the UK, and serves on the Council of the Earth Charter Initiative.



“Modern physics has taught us that the nature of any system cannot be discovered by dividing it into its component parts and studying each part by itself... We must keep our attention fixed on the whole and on the interconnection between the parts. The same is true of our intellectual life. It is impossible to make a clear cut between science, religion, and art. The whole is never equal simply to the sum of its various parts.”                                                Max Planck

Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck (April 23, 1858 – October 4, 1947) was a German physicist who is widely regarded as one of the most significant scientists in history. He developed a simple but revolutionary concept that was to become the foundation of a new way of looking at the world, called quantum theory.

In 1900, to solve a vexing problem concerning the radiation emitted by a glowing body, he introduced the radical view that energy is transmitted not in the form of an unbroken (infinitely subdivisible) continuum, but in discrete, particle-like units. He called each such unit a quantum. This concept was not immediately accepted by physicists, but it ultimately changed the very foundations of physics.

In 1905, Albert Einstein used that concept to explain the photoelectric effect, and in 1913, Niels Bohr used the same idea to explain the structures of atoms. From then on, Planck's idea became central to all of physics. He received the Nobel Prize in 1918, and both Einstein and Bohr received the prize a few years later.



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Western Still Life Series         2015


“What we have called matter is energy, whose vibration has been so lowered as to be perceptible to the senses. There is no matter.”              Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein (March 14, 1879 to April 18, 1955) was a German mathematician and physicist who developed the special and general theories of relativity. His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. In 1921, he won the Nobel Prize for physics for his explanation of the photoelectric effect. In the following decade, he immigrated to the United States. In his later years, Einstein focused on unified field theory. With his passion for inquiry, Einstein is generally considered the most influential physicist of the 20th century.

As a physicist, Einstein had many discoveries, but he is perhaps best known for his theory of relativity and the equation E = mc2 . Einstein first proposed a special theory of relativity in 1905 in his paper, “On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies,” taking physics in an electrifying new direction. By November 1915, Einstein completed the general theory of relativity. Einstein considered this theory the culmination of his life research.

He was convinced of the merits of general relativity because it allowed for a more accurate prediction of planetary orbits around the sun, which fell short in Isaac Newton’s theory, and for a more expansive, nuanced explanation of how gravitational forces worked. Einstein's assertions were affirmed via observations and measurements by British astronomers Sir Frank Dyson and Sir Arthur Eddington during the 1919 solar eclipse, and thus a global science icon was born.


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Peninsula - Unified Field

78.5” x 66”    Mixed media on canvas    2014


“The world of the everyday suddenly seemed nothing but an inverted magic act, lulling its audience into believing in the usual, familiar conceptions of space and time, while the astonishing truth of quantum reality lay carefully guarded by nature's sleights of hand.”                               

                                                            Brian Randolph Greene

Brian Randolph Greene (born February 9, 1963) is an American theoretical physicist, mathematician, and is world-renowned for his groundbreaking discoveries in the field of superstring theory, including the co-discovery of mirror symmetry and the discovery of spatial topology change. He is the director of Columbia’s Center for Theoretical Physics.


While Greene’s research is mathematically abstract, he brings complex concepts to general audiences in varied and compelling ways. He has become known to a wider audience through his books for the general public, The Elegant Universe, Icarus at the Edge of Time, The Fabric of the Cosmos, The Hidden Reality, and related PBS television specials.

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Sausalito – Dimensions

49” x 53”    Mixed media on canvas    2013


“Quantum physics thus reveals a basic oneness of the universe."                                                                   

                                                        Erwin Schrodinger

Born on August 12, 1887, in Vienna, Austria, Erwin Schrödinger went on to become a noted theoretical physicist and scholar who came up with a groundbreaking wave equation for electron movements. He was awarded the 1933 Nobel Prize in Physics, along with British physicist P.A.M. Dirac, and later became a director at Ireland's Institute for Advanced Studies.

Schrödinger came upon the work of fellow physicist Louis de Broglie in 1925. In his 1924 thesis, De Broglie had proposed a theory of wave mechanics. This sparked Schrödinger's interest in explaining that an electron in an atom would move as a wave. The following year, he wrote a revolutionary paper that highlighted what would be known as the Schrödinger wave equation.

Following the atomic model of Niels Bohr and a thesis from de Broglie, Schrödinger articulated the movements of electrons in terms of wave mechanics as opposed to particle leaps. He provided a mode of thought to scientists that would become accepted and incorporated into thousands of papers, thus becoming an important cornerstone of quantum theory. 

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San Ildefonso Pueblo VII-Dimension

57” x 86”    Mixed media on canvas    2014


“Our imagination is stretched to the utmost not, as in fiction, to imagine things which are not really there, but just to comprehend those things which are there.”                                                                               

                                                                      Richard P. Feynman

Richard Phillips Feynman  May 11, 1918 – February 15, 1988) was an American theoretical physicist, known for his work in the path integral formulation of quantum mechanics, the theory of quantum electrodynamics, and the physics of the superfluidity of supercooled liquid helium, as well as in particle physics for which he proposed the parton model. For his contributions to the development of quantum electrodynamics, Feynman, jointly with Julian Schwinger and Shin'ichirō Tomonaga, received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965. During his lifetime, Feynman became one of the best-known scientists in the world.

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Flat Rock-Dimension III

63” x 82”    Mixed media on canvas    2020


“Space is not empty. It is full, a plenum as opposed to a vacuum, and is the ground for the existence of everything, including ourselves. The universe is not separate from this cosmic sea of energy.”                                                                                David Bohm

David Joseph Bohm   December 20, 1917 – October 27, 1992) was an American scientist who has been described as one of the most significant theoretical physicists of the 20th century and who contributed unorthodox ideas to quantum theory, neuropsychology and the philosophy of mind. Bohm's main concern was with understanding the nature of reality in general and of consciousness in particular as a coherent whole, which, according to Bohm, is never static or complete but rather an unfolding process.

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55” x 80”   Mixed media on canvas    2015


“A human being is a part of the whole, called by us ‘Universe,’ a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest—a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.”                                                                                                             Albert Einstein

“Individuality is only possible if it unfolds from wholeness.”

                                                     David Bohm

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In this Dimension Among Things

65” x 50”     Mixed media on canvas     1996


“Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. And that is because, in the last analysis, we ourselves are a part of the mystery that we are trying to solve. Music and art are, to an extent, also attempts to solve or at least to express the mystery. But to my mind, the more we progress with either, the more we are brought into harmony with all nature itself.”                                                                                                             Max Planck

“The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself.”             Carl Sagan    

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Saddle -Transition of Perception

62” x 33”     Mixed media on canvas     2013


“Holography encodes the information in a region of space onto a surface one dimension lower.”                                                                                                                Stephen Hawking

Stephen William Hawking 8 January 1942 – 14 March 2018) Theoretical physicist, cosmologist. He was director of research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge at the time of his death. He was the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge between 1979 and 2009.


Stephen Hawking’s principal fields of research have been involved in theoretical cosmology and quantum gravity. Amongst many other achievements, he developed a mathematical model for Albert Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity. He has also undertaken a lot of work on the nature of the Universe, The Big Bang and Black Holes.


In 1974, he outlined his theory that black holes leak energy and fade away to nothing. This became known as “Hawking radiation” in 1974. With mathematicians Roger Penrose he demonstrated that Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity implies space and time would have a beginning in the Big Bang and an end in black holes.


Hawking achieved commercial success with several works of popular science in which he discusses his own theories and cosmology in general. His book A Brief History of Time appeared on the British Sunday Times best-seller list for a record-breaking 237 weeks. Hawking was a fellow of the Royal Society (FRS), a lifetime member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States.


Hawking had a rare early-onset slow-progressing form of motor neurone disease (also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis "ALS" or Lou Gehrig's disease) that gradually paralyzed him over the decades. Even after the loss of his speech, he was still able to communicate through a synthetic speech device.


“It is a waste of time to be angry about my disability. One has to get on with life and I haven’t done badly. People won’t have time for you if you are always angry or complaining. ” The Guardian (27 September 2005)


He died on 14 March 2018 at the age of 76.

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Pears II

18” x 10.5”    W/C & pastel on paper    1996


“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”                                                                                                                                     Max Planck

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Beyond Self-Referential Tactics II

56.5” x 90”    Mixed media on canvas    2008


“In order to more fully understand this reality, we must take into account other dimensions of a broader reality.”                                                                               John Archibald Wheeler

John Archibald Wheeler (July 9, 1911 – April 13, 2008) was an eminent American theoretical physicist, perhaps best known for linking the term "black hole" to objects with gravitational collapse already predicted early in the 20th century. Not only did he coin the term “black hole”, but also “wormhole”, and “quantum foam.” In the 1930s, he developed the important “S-matrix” in particle physics and worked with Niels Bohr to explain nuclear fission in terms of quantum physics. Later, he developed the equation of state for cold, dead stars and hypothesize the "one-electron universe.”


He was largely responsible for reviving interest in general relativity in the United States after World War II. Together with Gregory Breit, Wheeler developed the concept of the Breit–Wheeler process. He also collaborated with Albert Einstein in his search for a Grand Unified Theory of physics.

Wheeler earned his doctorate at Johns Hopkins University under the supervision of Karl Herzfeld, and studied under Breit and Bohr on a National Research Council fellowship. In 1939 he teamed up with Bohr to write a series of papers using the liquid drop model to explain the mechanism of fission.

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Energy/Matter, Space/Time, and Consciousness 

56.5” x 106”    Mixed media on canvas    2021


“Relativity challenges your basic intuitions that you've built up from everyday experience. It says your experience of time is not what you think it is, that time is malleable. Your experience of space is not what you think it is; it can stretch and shrink.”                                                                                                                                            Brian Randolph Greene

 “The scientist needs an artistically creative imagination.”                                                                    Max Planck

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By the Bay-Unified Field

56” x 84”    Mixed media on canvas    2016


“The total number of minds in the universe is one.”                                                                                           Erwin Schrodinger

“Our perceiving self is nowhere to be found in the world-picture, because it itself is the world-picture.”                Erwin Schrodinger



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Chico Buttes I

30” x 40”    Oil on canvas    1984


“The universe is incredibly wondrous, incredibly beautiful, and it fills me with a sense that there is some underlying explanation that we have yet to fully understand.”                              Brian Greene

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Lady Dancers- Unity

72” x 96”    Mixed media on canvas     2017

“The notion of a separate organism is clearly an abstraction, as is also its boundary. Underlying all this is unbroken wholeness even though our civilization has developed in such a way as to strongly emphasize the separation into parts.”                            David Bohm

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Vineyard in the Foothills

51” x 82”    Mixed media on canvas     2023

“Science enhances the moral value of life, because it furthers a love of truth and reverence—love of truth displaying itself in the constant endeavor to arrive at a more exact knowledge of the world of mind and matter around us, and reverence, because every advance in knowledge brings us face to face with the mystery of our own being.”                                                                                   Max Planck

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Dinner Party-Unified Field

59” x 68”    Mixed media on canvas    2018

                     “Multiplicity is only apparent, in truth, there is only one mind.”                                                                                Erwin Schrodinger

“We do not belong to this material world that science constructs for us. We are not in it; we are outside. We are only spectators. The reason why we believe that we are in it, that we belong to the picture, is that our bodies are in the picture. Our bodies belong to it. Not only my own body, but those of my friends, also of my dog and cat and horse, and of all the other people and animals. And this is my only means of communicating with them.”                                                                                                      Erwin Schrodinger

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San Ildefonso Pueblo V

53” x 74”    Mixed media on canvas    2013

“Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real.”                                                                                Niels Bohr

Niels Henrik David Bohr (Danish: 7 October 1885 – 18 November 1962) was a Danish physicist who completely transformed our view of the atom and its atomic structure. He reshaped our understanding of how nature operates at the atomic scale and made foundational contributions to quantum theory, for which he received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1922. Bohr was also a philosopher and a promoter of scientific research.

Bohr developed the Bohr model of the atom, in which he proposed that energy levels of electrons are discrete and that the electrons revolve in stable orbits around the atomic nucleus but can jump from one energy level (or orbit) to another. Although the Bohr model has been supplanted by other models, its underlying principles remain valid. He conceived the principle of complementarity: that items could be separately analyzed in terms of contradictory properties, like behaving as a wave or a stream of particles. The notion of complementarity dominated Bohr's thinking in both science and philosophy.

Bohr founded the Institute of Theoretical Physics at the University of Copenhagen, now known as the Niels Bohr Institute, which opened in 1920.

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Chico Buttes VII

44.5” x 60”    Mixed media on canvas    2011

“Scientifically speaking, a butterfly is at least as mysterious as a superstring. When something ceases to be mysterious it ceases to be of absorbing concern to scientists. Almost all the things scientists think and dream about are mysterious.”                                            Freeman Dyson

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Desert Landscape

47” x 69”    Mixed media on canvas    2023

“Every man's world picture is and always remains a construct of his mind and cannot be proved to have any other existence.”        

                                                                Erwin Schrodinger

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Peaches-Unified Field

9” x 17”    Mixed media on paper    2023

“I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness.”                                                                                        Max Planck

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Crossing the Stream

57” x 68.5”    Mixed media on canvas    2021

“The internal machinery of life, the chemistry of the parts, is something beautiful. And it turns out that all life is interconnected with all other life.”                                                                                          Richard P. Feynman 


 “There is no kind of framework within which we can find consciousness in the plural; this is simply something we construct because of the temporal plurality of individuals, but it is a false construction.”      Erwin Schrodinger

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Man with Blindfold II

51.5”x75.5”    Mixed media on canvas    2013

“Sometimes nature guards her secrets with the unbreakable grip of physical law. Sometimes the true nature of reality beckons from just beyond the horizon.” 

                                                     Brian  Randolph Greene

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Portuguese Beach, Mendocino

49” x 81”    Mixed media on canvas    2017

“But in fact, we are substituting the reality of our experience of the universe with the conceptually contained belief in an independently existent material world. Is it possible that consciousness like space/time has its own intrinsic degrees of freedom, and neglecting these, will lead to a description of the universe that is fundamentally incomplete? What if our perceptions are as real or maybe in a certain sense are even more real than material objects.”                                          Andrei Linde

Andrei Dmitriyevich Linde (Russian: born March 2, 1948) is a Russian-American theoretical physicist and the Harald Trap Friis Professor of Physics at Stanford University. Linde is one of the main authors of the inflationary universe theory, as well as the theory of eternal inflation and inflationary multiverse. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Moscow State University. In 1975, Linde was awarded a Ph.D. from the Lebedev Physical Institute in Moscow. He worked at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) since 1989 and moved to the United States in 1990, where he became professor of physics at Stanford University.


Among the various awards he has received for his work on inflation, in 2002 he was awarded the Dirac Medal, along with Alan Guth of MIT and Paul Steinhardt of Princeton University. In 2004 he received, along with Alan Guth, the Gruber Prize in Cosmology for the development of inflationary cosmology. In 2012 he, along with Alan Guth, was an inaugural awardee of the Fundamental Physics Prize. In 2014 he received the Kavli Prize in Astrophysics "for pioneering the theory of cosmic inflation", together with Alan Guth and Alexei Starobinsky

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Russian Gulch II

54.5” x 56”     Mixed media on canvas    2018

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”                      Albert Einstein

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Barn, Jackson Hole, Wyoming

54.5” x 61”    Mixed media on canvas    2016

“Science…means unresting endeavor and continually progressing development toward an aim which the poetic intuition may apprehend, but the intellect can never fully grasp.”                                                   Max Planck

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Mendocino Storm

51.5” x 64”    Mixed media on canvas    2017

“In the great drama of existence we are audience and actors at the same time.”                                                                                  Niels Bohr

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Mendocino Cove Plein-Air Study

11” x 14”    Oil on panel  2022

“Wheeler says, ‘Of all strange features of the universe, none are stranger than these: time is transcended, laws are mutable, and observer-participancy matters.’ According to Wheeler, the laws of physics evolve progressively in such a way as to make the universe observable.”                            Freeman Dyson

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Morning Tea

28” x 22”    Mixed Media on Canvas 2023

“The individual is universal and the universal is the individual.”

                                                     David Bohm

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Bowl of Berries and Baby Girl

55” x 73”    Mixed Media on Canvas 1996

“Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.”                                                                                   Stephen Hawking

Tobe's Painting of the River Is and the World

?” x ?”    Mixed media on canvas

The illustration above and the excerpt  below are from my illustrated book, "Tobe and the River Is." They are included in the exhibit because they describe the process of how I paint. 


"Tobe grew still as he looked upon the splendor of the River Is. In firm vertical lines, he drew Its will and power. He drew Its clear, conscious energy with wavy lines, with curlicues, and dancing specs of energy, changing colors as he went; and he drew the peace of the River in horizontal lines—with a slow and gentle hand. Next, he started painting the River flowing around and through everything, with washes of color—turquoise, purple, and blue—all transparent.


"Then, with a light hand, Tobe started drawing the forms of the world—clouds,  birds, mountains and mesas, trees, a stable and farmhouse, horses in the meadow with ducks, and someone tending their garden. He painted them with colors,  transparent here and there, the way they seem to be, now and then, when one is swimming in the River."                          



End of paintings and quotes




To combine my art with the words of theoretical physicists is a privilege. In this modern age, many of us revere their thoughts and insights. The wisdom of the more visionary physicists is truly an astounding accomplishment of the mind and the human spirit. With the power of the highest levels of intellect in conjunction with their deep inspired intuition, they unravel some of the deepest enigmas of this dimension and universe and point to the mystery of our very being. Like dancers, the quotes and paintings seem to move with seamless ease and grace together.

Video introduction to the exhibit

As I was reaching out to museums around the world I soon realized sending a small digital file of my large paintings was not enough. I needed to give curators a clearer idea of the scale and expressive power of the paintings and their dynamic relationship with the inspiring, insightful words of the great theoretical physicists. So this video was created, titled "The Art of Physics," which highlights 20 of the 33 paintings in the exhibit available for curators to choose from.

Augmented reality (AR) versions of paintings

Museums can offer visitors an augmented reality version of six of my paintings. What is AR? AR augments or adds projected digital elements to the real-time environment.


Using AR technology software, I have created a projected version of my paintings where isolated elements lift off from their "seeming" surface, in tandem or simultaneously.  They float out into space appearing like holograms, moving at a variety of speeds distances, and angles.


People, after they scan a QR code, can view these AR paintings either through their cell phones,  portable tablets such as iPads, or smart glasses. As they are viewing the AR, people can walk around and through the different elements of the paintings. Once the AR is downloaded to a device people can play it anywhere. On some devices, it can be recorded as it is playing in the environment the person chooses. Once recorded it can be shared with others. 





How This Exhibit Came to Be


The first element that gave rise to this exhibit started in 1996 when I pulled away from the gallery/art scene to go deep into a contemplative life. During this time I would focus and meditate on the variety of scenes before me for 8 hours a day for most days of the week, studying levels of perception and their relation to the creative process. I was fortunate to have a job that paid me to do that. Out of this, a rich new way of looking at my world and a new approach to painting arose. Besides objects becoming more alive and energetic in my perception, a sense of this world in a dimension and a “unified field” arose. I found these perceptions do not subtract from this physical experience but only add to its mystery and wonder. And I wanted to share what I was experiencing and I was delighted to discover that art could express it quite well.


The second element that gave rise to the exhibit was a conversation I had with a lady who was telling me that as she was driving through the southwest, the scene before her suddenly "exploded" open energetically as her vision abruptly shifted from just focusing on the surfaces of the forms of the landscape, revealing a powerful, high-energy life force field holding, permeating, and radiating from all the landmasses, rocks, and vegetation. Her being expanded into this energy field, becoming one with it. One could say the landscape literally became herself. This is what I call the Unified Field. She said the experience was accompanied by a sense of wonder and peace and that what triggered the whole thing was looking at one of my landscape paintings two days before. How this is possible I do not know, but it did create in me the desire to share my art with more people.


The next event that gave rise to this exhibit was a local festival. I wanted to raise the energy of the event by hanging five of my large paintings in the main building. At one point a visitor came up to me and said, “Your paintings belong in museums.” I thought that was such a wonderful compliment, and I deeply appreciated it. And then as time passed another person came up and said the same thing in the exact same tone and cadence. It was around 45 minutes later when another person came up, followed by another an hour after that and all four people said the same thing in the same tone and cadence. When the fourth person spoke it created a very curious feeling. I felt like the universe was tapping me on the shoulder and I needed to respond to the call. I knew almost nothing about museums nor had I any interest in personal recognition. But I knew it was important that the art with its message go out into the world, in fact, it was paramount.


The last important element that inspired this exhibit arose out of a series of conference calls. On the call were people in the United States as well as Europe, and we would discuss the multidimensional nature of the world as we were delving into the book, "A Course of Love." We were inspiring each other on the call to move beyond concepts into real experiences of subtler levels of perception. I would always be out at the Headlands looking over the coast watching my perceptions shift as we shared our insights. We were very fortunate to have one person on the call who was a professor emeritus of quantum physics. He had lived with Niels Bohr, gave lectures with Richard Feynman, and almost won the Nobel Prize himself. His mind was very precise and clear as he gave expression to his insights. And it would take my breath away to feel his words, not diminishing at all my experiences, but putting a golden frame around them. I saw clearly how dynamic and alive the words of theoretical physics could be. These experiences, I felt were so important because some people don't trust or are not open to contemplative thought or metaphysical literature, but they trust science and this was revealing a new way to communicate with them.


His words touched everyone on the call, bringing an added dimension to their experience. So, at the festival event after the fourth person said my art belonged in museums and I made the inner decision to do it, the thought came, as if from an outside source, "Don't do it alone." And immediately came the idea to combine my paintings with inspirational passages from the world’s top intuitive theoretical physicists.

Paintings Hung Like Tapestries


As a child, I stood many times transfixed before the great hanging tapestries in the castles, palaces, and museums of Europe. I wanted to recreate that feeling with my larger paintings—where they are not bound or constrained by the solid form of a frame but are allowed to freely hang—where they “breathe” with ease.

Hanging larger paintings like tapestries has also had other great benefits. There are no framing costs; there is an ease in putting up and taking down the exhibit; and it is very simple to transport or ship, with each painting being rolled up with its tapestry rod and placed in its own tube.

Where This Exhibit Is Going


Besides the possibility of the exhibit eventually going to museums in the United States, Europe, Japan, China, and other parts of Asia, I see it also extending to the museums and galleries of academic institutions, where there is a strong appreciation for physics and the creative arts.

Photo in Studio Pointing East Full Scree
Photo in Studio from Ladder Full Screen

In the studio working on a painting for the exhibit.




In closing, I would like to thank you for your curiosity and willingness to spend time on this website—to explore these images and concepts. And it is my hope that you will get the opportunity to experience this Traveling Museum Exhibit in your area and that, perhaps we may even be able to speak together.




Sincerely and best wishes to you,



Micah Sanger



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