Monday, September 14, 2009

Colloidal Elements Series



The Colloidal Elements Series was conceptualized after I fell off a skate board in Central Florida. I took a ridiculous tumble down a hill and scraped my left shoulder pretty bad. My grandmother suggested I use colloidal silver spray as an antiseptic; it is her cureall solution to any ailment from superficial scrapes to arthritis.

The wound healed very fast. The result piqued my curiosity, so I did a little research to know more about colloidal silver.

Colloidal Silver and Colloidal Gold are microscopic nanoparticles that remain suspended in a liquid without forming ionic bonds. Both have been used throughout history as elixirs, though their actual benefits to human health are still questionable. Actually, if you ingest too much colloidal silver, it will turn your skin smurf blue - a condition known as Argyria. But that is not what inspired the blue hued woman in the painting above.

I was inspired by the image of isolation and suspension. The man and woman in each series are a visual representation of healing on an elementary level. They are the silver and gold.

Anyway, it is good to know that something good can come out of a silly accident.

3 comments:

  1. I love the story being the Colloidal Elements and the paintings. You are a true artist.

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  2. http://keelynet.com/biology/colloid.htm

    this is an artical about how to make your own colloidal silver

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  3. Wow! Thats awesome. Maybe I'll try to cook up some of my own.

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