After suffering a toxic injury a number of years ago, I became acutely aware of the reality behind theories of quantum mechanics – the study of the relationship between energy and matter.  That is, I found myself literally a part of my physical world and yet feeling as if I occupied a parallel universe, one much more visceral and yet less well-defined than I had ever experienced before.  I understood that everything in the universe is matter composed and re-composed into distinct forms.  For the first time that I can remember, the physicality of the universe was palpable.  My body, so burdened by gravity, fell deep into the earth with each step I took.  My lungs labored as I breathed in all the particles of the universe and struggled in search of those that were oxygen.  My hearing was acute and yet indiscriminate.  All auditory input registered with the same intensity.  My eyes watched a world that was always at dusk, images barely discernible from each other, their edges blending and melding until my world was thick as soup. I felt liquid and malleable, neither here nor there.  I existed as everything and nothing simultaneously.

My new series of work attempts to explore, simplistically, some of the theories of quantum mechanics as representation of my own experience.  Ideas of parallel universe, gravitational redshift and space-time have all contributed to my present body of work.  In execution, I have striven to present the relationship and, sometimes conflict, between waves and particles, suggesting that all living things share a common reality that is always in flux.  Layers of paint, textures and patterns make up a ground from which “kissing” emerges.  Kissing, a moment in shared consciousness is portrayed as an exchange of rich and complicated information – the perfect narrative to illustrate how we are all woven from the same fabric, and a classic embodiment of quantum entanglement.  A variety of paints, inks and stains are combined to create layers that ghost as well as hover.  The paintings are produced over discarded lumber and, in some cases, pieced together to further emphasize the idea of change and movement.  Influences include contemporary graffiti art, pop art and colorfield work.

The paintings are merely snapshots in time, already fading as they continue to propel themselves light years ahead, suggesting that life shifts and moves constantly with consequence, no matter the passing of time.

"Speculations on the Structure of the World" by T. Boehle mixed media on canvas 2011

“Speculations on the Structure of the World” by T. Boehle mixed media on canvas 2011

"Each paradox is understood only from its own level of perception" by T. Boehle oil on panel 2012

“Each paradox is understood only from its own level of perception” by T. Boehle oil on panel 2012

"I Once Was a Line of Trees on the Crest of a Hill" by T. Boehle oil and plaster on board copyright 2010

“I Once Was a Line of Trees on the Crest of a Hill” by T. Boehle oil and plaster on board copyright 2010

"Not only was it realized that matter could exist in unknown forms, but the quantum field basis of the strong reaction was confirmed" oil on canvas T. Boehle 2012

“Not only was it realized that matter could exist in unknown forms, but the quantum field basis of the strong reaction was confirmed” oil on canvas T. Boehle 2012

“Fractals Measured the Circular Energy of the Circus” by T. Boehle copyright 2008

“The Natural Condition of Objects” by T. Boehle oil on panel copyright 2008

“Pink Kisses” by T. Boehle-Satterfield oil on panel copyright 2010

“The Wait Of The World” oil painting by T. Boehle copyright 2010

“Speculation on the Structure of the World” by T. Boehle Copyright 2010

“The measurements of the deflection angle of a beam of light just grazing the sun’s surface are somewhat uncertain.” oil painting by T. Boehle copyright 2007

“When Matter Falls Down A Black Hole, It Loses All Identity” oil painting by T. Boehle copyright 2008

“Distance Shrinks With Increasing Speed” oil painting by T. Boehle Copyright 2007

“The Moon’s Gravitational Force” oil painting by T. Boehle copyright 2009

“Red Shift And The Evolution Of Love” oil painting by T. Boehle copyright 2008

“Ernie And The Crow” oil painting by T. Boehle copyright 2007

“Close Your Eyes And The Whole Universe Disappears” oil painting by T. Boehle copyright 2009

s" -Oil painting by T. Boehle.

“The observed shift of the spectra to longer wavelengths reflects the relaxation process” -oil painting by T. Boehle copyright 2009

“The World Was Swimming” -oil painting by T. Boehle copyright 2007

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