Creation by Patrick Samuel
Oil pastels on off-white paper
22x31cm approx
Original available
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I spend a lot of time thinking about space, time and everything in between and outside of it. I try to imagine how it all began.

Other worldly beings tend to pop up in many of my pieces, like this one. It’s creating universes from itself, in the palm of its own hand. We’d have no way to calculate the size of such a being, but it’s on its own world, in its own solar system, galaxy and universe. So, did another being create it too? We like to know when and where things start and end, but I feel through art it’s possible to explore the idea that beyond our world, these notions are not only meaningless, but also impossible.