Size: 20″ x 20″
Material: Mixed Media In Resin on Panel
My artist statement should just be, “Watch One Strange Rock.” In one episode it states, “Around 2 billion years ago, when nothing lived on Earth except microbes, we think one microbe ingested another. Nothing particularly remarkable, happened all the time, but this time the microbe was engulfed but not digested. It actually survived in the host, and became part of it. This remarkable microbe had a superpower. It generated energy using oxygen, allowing it to extract 15 times more energy from its food. This is the moment when life as we know it really began. The microbe that survived led to what we now call mitochondria. It lived on in its host and together they started a new life form, a big complex cell that could connect with other cells to make big creatures, all of them using oxygen to break down their food. Mitochondria inhabit every single cell of every complex life form on this planet. We all carry the same machinery in us.” All diverse, complicated life on Earth stemmed from this cell. This painting is meant to look like the interior of a cell, as well as the cosmos, to show the connection between the two to the genesis of life.
Shipping and handling to the Continental United States is free. For International Shipping please contact Jessica (additional charges may apply.)