Sandra Lerner

Sandra Lerner, Entanglement

I call this current series, “Entanglement”, because I am painting the energy and communication that occur between two particles or entities. Once they have interacted with each other their behavior is intertwined forever, even though they might be separated by millions of miles. It’s a form of communication that is central to the creative process. This can happen at the cellular or subatomic level, or as a cosmic event. Many esteemed physicists theorize that it is entanglement that keeps space/time together.

My love of color and the textural feeling of working with paints have been life changing. I studied the piano for eight years when I was growing up, I had wanted to be a concert pianist, but when I discovered painting as a young woman, I was “found”. After that, I tried to paint every day. There are many similarities between art and music such as the variations of color, rhythm, tempo and shape. I still have a note hanging on my studio wall that says, “No day without a line.”

The exploration of the parallels between modern physics and Eastern Mysticism fascinated me and became a major part in my painting over the years. My paintings strive to heighten our awareness of our oneness with the universe. To quote Neil deGrasse Tyson: “We are in the universe and the universe is in us.”

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