“Beyond The Simulation” Original Painting
- Original painting on stretched canvas
- 100 x 100 x 4.5cm
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About this artwork
Placed in an architectural setting boasting clean lines and minimalist aesthetics, it reflects the contemporary backdrop of the digital age. The juxtaposition of the zebra in this modern space challenges preconceived notions, prompting contemplation on the harmonious coexistence of the natural and the man-made.
The Zebra wearing the Apple Vision Pro highlights the latest advancements in technology, whilst also paralleling the idea that we are physically living in a simulation limited by our senses, which makes up our belief of reality, but that we can tap into other realms of existence through stillness and shifting our attention to the more subtle states of life.
The reflection within the VR goggles is the iconic “Earthrise” image taken by astronaut Bill Anders on Apollo 8 on Christmas Eve 1968 is quite symbolic of the beginning of a new era of self-realization, and stepping into the understanding of the beauty and fragility of the Earth when viewed from a distance.
The moss-covered roof drips with 1’s and 0’s, representing the binary code that underlies the digital realm, as well as the two realms of existence being the physical (1) and spiritual (0).
Past and present converge, posing a question of the direction of our future.