Abstract Oil painting on Prime Linen, 12 in by 12 in, March 2011
If you're interested in the original, please contact me for additional photos - this one was very hard to capture.
There is a branch of Science that deals explicitly with the properties of solids and liquids (condensed matter): Condensed Matter Physics, Materials Science, and for a different �flavor�, Solid State Chemistry. In Condensed matter, there are materials that are hard and highly ordered (crystalline), and often electron-rich. These are the metals, semiconductors, and ceramics that drive the high-tech industry. There are other materials that are less ordered, often more complex, and frequently fragile or �soft�. These are the materials of life, Biophysics, colloid science, an Soft Matter Physics.
An important concept in soft matter is the idea that soft bits of �stuff� can often connect up to form more complex larger shapes. If enough of these shapes form connections to...