Monday, September 14, 2009
Colloidal Elements Series
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.