The Power of Knowledge by Rosemarie Forsythe, Acrylic on canvas 16”x20”  The hand-written lab notes and works of famous female scientists are collaged in the background and their names are embedded in the painted, jewel-like surface of the ground with symbols of knowledge and learning.  Aspen trees share the same root system and symbolize the science that unites these inspiring role models. The scientists are Marie Curie, Rosalind Franklin, Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Marie Sibylla Merian, Lise Meitner, and Ada Lovelace.


Equation Trees, Acrylic on canvas 16”x20”

Seventeen equations that changed the world are embedded in the trees along with symbols of knowledge and learning.

"Seventeen Equations That Changed the World​"  flashe and acrylic on canvas, 30"x40", 2015, includes symbols from different cultures for wisdom, learning and knowledge.  The math and science equations embedded at the roots of the trees include, among others, Newton's law of gravitation, Euler's formula for polyhedra, the Navier-Stokes equation, and Einstein's theory of relativity.  Mathematician Ian Stewart included these particular 17 equations in his book In Pursuit of the Unknown. The trees represent the arbor philosophica -- to plant the philosopher's tree is to stimulate the creative imagination. ​ Chosen by the Art in Embassies program for exhibition at US Embassy in Amman, Jordan 2021-2023



Other paintings in this series available on request.

Metamorphosis in Green I, Acrylic on canvas 20”x16”, Equations that changed the world float in 30 layers of acrylic paint glazes.

Powerful Equations  16”x20” acrylic on canvas, Equations that changed the world float in 25 layers of glazes and paint.  Triangles represent changes, large and small with the circle, the world, at the center.  


Above:  Rampant Horse in Deep Blue by Rosemarie Forsythe, acrylic on canvas 16”x20”​ Equations to calculate the speed and movement of a horse are embedded throughout the horse.


Above:  Rampant Horse in Deep Green by Rosemarie Forsythe, acrylic on canvas 16”x20”​  Equations to calculate the speed and movement of a horse are embedded throughout the horse.


Walking through Stars at Twilight, 16”x40” acrylic and ink on canvas
Four horses and a cheetah roam over a field of power and knowledge symbols plus math equations used to calculate their speed and movement.


Transformers I, II, and III, Acrylic on canvas 16”x20” each
Layers of equations that transformed the world float among symbols of learning and knowledge.  The equations include chaos theory, information theory, Schrodinger’s equation, relativity, Maxwell’s equations, calculus, logarithms, Pythagora’s theorem, Newton’s law of gravity, the square root of minus one, Euler’s formula for polyhedra, the wave equation, the Fourier transform, the Navier-Stokes equation, and the second law of thermodynamics.​