It is safe to say that we still do not know what is going on. The grand unifying theory, the Holy Grail of physics, is still a mystery. Although physicists have yet to work gravity into their theory of everything, they have developed quantum mechanics, the most accurate theory ever.
Quantum mechanics depicts a strange world of probabilities. Observation plays a role in the outcome of experiments and measurements. Matter behaves like a wave at one observation and like a particle at another. This dualism and a universe that operates on chance does not fit with our present views of reality. Stephen Hawking and most modern physicists believe that an expanding universe means a beginning of the universe and a beginning of time. Is that the only solution?
My research discovered that the whole of all the stars and galaxies are on the surface of a giant sphere. I wondered if we might be moving through space as the sphere expanded and if so, how fast? If you could make an accurate map or design a 'you are here' 3-D model of the universe, what would it look like? The paintings explore this search and discover an eternal universe where observers bring the universe into objective reality.
-Keath Rycroft, <firstname.lastname@example.org>