Diamonds, Circles and Leaves III, 11"x14" acrylic and light molding paste on paper.
To see these paintings come to life, download the Artivive app from the Apple or Google Play store, open the app, and hold it in front of any painting on this page. Make sure you have the entire painting in the frame of your phone or iPad. (You will need both your computer and a cell phone or iPad to do this.) You'll see a white bar loading and then the painting will animate. You may also see these and more of the animations without the Artivive app on my Instagram page (rosemarieforsythefineart). All of my equation paintings are also animated.
"Musical Canon in Leaves" acrylic, rice paper, and light molding paste on canvas, 30"x40" mono prints made with my own hand-carved stencils and stamps overlaid with acrylic paint and light molding paste for dimension and depth. Each of the 32 separate mono prints were made with a 10+ step process before they were applied to the canvas. A canon is a contrapuntal compositional technique that employs a melody with one or more imitations of the melody played in intervals. Canons have been described as a sort of musical puzzle as one follows the repeating patterns.
"Bending Light," acrylic on paper, 11"x14" 2018 Einstein spoke of light bending when describing his general theory of relativity. Astronomers recently proved Einstein's theory again when they used the Hubble telescope to observe a white dwarf bending the light of a nearby star.
The Schrodinger Equation, acrylic on canvas, 16x20, 2015, shows the wave-like behavior of atoms (the dual nature of matter). Painting also shows two quantum states (one in green and the other in its opposite color red). As a humorous reference to Schrodinger's famous cat analogy, you can also see the cat along with Schrodinger's round eyeglasses. Planck's constant is also embedded in the ornament in the lower right corner, which also shows that total energy for a given frequency is finite. The particles in the waves contain numerous wisdom, learning symbols (including an Egyptian hieroglyph, east African adinkra symbols, nordic runes, etc.
The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, acrylic on canvas, 11x14, 2015, includes tiny portraits of Isaac Newton and Gottfried Leibniz and embeds their formula. One can also see the theorem and its symbol, the nautilus shell, in the transparent background. I used red and green around Newton's portraits because he was born on Christmas day in 1642. In illuminated manuscripts of the 17th century, halos were used to signify an important saint. Here, the halo is made of laurel leaves to indicate important scientists and scientific achievement. The portraits are made to look like ghosts as a main critique/description at the time was that the theorem represented "the ghost of departed quantities."