“Silver Chain”, Oil on Masonite board. 48” x 32”. Unframed. 2022.
A woman emerges from the darkness, hindered by an unwieldy burden. The silver chain represents an obstacle to her enlightenment. The piece was inspired by Dr. Michio Kaku, a theoretical physicist who posits that there are three universal stages in the advancement of a civilization. According to Dr. Kaku—and to Dr. Carl Sagan—we’re a Type 0.7 civilization. Let’s hope that we make it to Type 1.