Laura Payne

Interpolation 65, 2022
Acrylic and glitter on panel | Acrylique et paillette sur panneau
12.25 x 11.75 in
Please note that shipping fees are not included. A representative will be in touch to discuss these costs. | Veuillez noter que les frais de livraison ne sont pas inclus. Un représentant communiquera avec vous pour discuter de ces coûts. For international collectors: All prices are in Canadian dollars. For a quote in any other currency, please contact us. Canadian taxes will only be applied to shipments in Canada. "My “Interpolation” series of paintings is based on the concept of the fourth dimension, which many have interpreted as time, but it’s not as simple as that. The late Dr. Carl Sagan describes the fourth dimension by explaining our inability to experience it: Imagine you are a two-dimensional being living in a two-dimensional world. One day, a three- dimensional object — in this example, an apple —attempts to pass through your two-dimensional world. Sagan demonstrates what this would look like by stamping the base of the apple on an ink pad and transferring the ink onto the surface of the world, leaving behind a shadow. Sagan then slices a small piece off the base of the apple, presses it in ink again, and stamps the new shadow over the old one. He continues to slice and stamp the apple, creating an ever changing shadow on the surface of the world. This is what it’s like for three-dimensional beings to witness the fourth dimension: one sliver at a time."