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Don Teachout's avatar Don Teachout

I AM uses words & imagery to explore the concept of an Ultimate Entity/Common Denominator of all Existence/Author and Initiator of the Universe - in a word, GOD. A nautilus shell juxtaposed against a spiral galaxy illustrates the shared implementation of the Golden Ratio (also known as the Fibonacci Sequence) in both designs. The Golden Ratio has been called "the Fingerprint of God." It is a mathematical characteristic we find integrated repeatedly in our reality across disparate systems spanning vastly divergent scales, suggesting an intentional implementation of this feature in the design of our universe. Tying words from John 1 to the Creation account from Genesis 1-3, the Self-definition given to Moses at the burning bush in Exodus 3:14 to the allusion to time-spanning existence found in Jesus' response to His questioners in John 8:58, and incorporating the record of purpose found in John 17-20, I AM seeks to expand the mental space reserved by the viewer for their concept of God.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 2 inches
  • Medium: Ink on Sintra
  • Width: 48 inches
  • Year created: 2018
  • Height: 48 inches