Artist Statement

We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust.”  – Rumi

Physics and astronomy inspire my artwork. As an artist I create mostly from an intuitive place while scientists’ work is of an empirical nature. I would like to be part of the link that bridges the gap between art and science. On this path I observe the micro and the macro universe, two sides of a natural polarity that together comprise a unified whole.

This endless expanse is interconnected and entangled as energy waves activate all form; nothing is ever static. Whether we actually see it or not energy infiltrates all things. Dark matter that we cannot see occupies approximately 84.5% of the universe; we know of it because of its gravitational field only.

Since infinite space surrounds us, I am intrigued by the concept of ambiguous spaces, such as space within space, suggestive of multidimensional space, and interstitial space, the space between matter.

In the assemblage piece titled “Window of Fate”, I make reference to “the Void”. In viewing the piece one could imagine going into the void or emerging from it. It is a space of an endless journey, both metaphorical and literal.

In the video “ Interstitial Space ” I was able to create special effects of the visible and the invisible, also occupied and unoccupied space.

Energy and space make up our universe. In my current work I use drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, video, multi-media and installation as my forms of expression. Sometimes the work demands that I include the figure other times it does not. I hope to always explore space in all its dimensions and wonders; it is a limitless investigation.

Julie Rotblatt Amrany

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