The common scientific theory about the universe creation is the BIG BANG which indicates that infinite matter or energy started from a singular point and from this infinitesimal area all the known matter in the universe emerged. This is one of the most embarrassing theories in astrophysical science. Imagine that all the matter in your room is condensed into a tennis ball, and then all the matter in your 6 stores building is condensed into a ping pong ball, now the matter of all people in your country , animals, buildings, trees, soil everything is condensed into a button, and now that all matter on planet Earth is condensed into a needle hole and then all the matter of the solar system and all galaxy matter (one galaxy contains 100 billion stars and there are 100 billion galaxies in the universe, something is a bit distorted here. It might be that we as human beings are not capable to dwell into those fantastic scales, because if this theory is true the first dot of matter should have weighted billions of billions of billions of tons.
When I think about the very first moment of creation I think just about a trigger that changes matter into energy, the mutual transformation between matter and energy is well known and is the basic foundation for the quantum and string theories, so I can imagine a huge tube that absorbs dormant matter from one side and transforms it to energy from the other side, like a giant round pile that starts to swivel the matter it is consisted of. I don t think we will ever get closer to the question from where was the matter from the first place. The thought of matter in motion is totally different than matter that stands still, only from moving matter creation can exist, only from generating energy the transformation matter-energy can occur and only when there is movement in matter that is caused by energy time begins. So it might be that the first step of the universe was a total annihilation of matter and anti matter then the transformation of little amount of matter into energy that annihilates more of the anti matter and causes more matter-energy transformation till the point that the energy could transcend through this tube in a huge blast that started our known universe, the matter was not concentrated in a minuscule area but rather changed form from dormant stand still matter into energy that turned into matter once it passed the transforming tube.
This is not a theory based on scientific evidence but rather free thoughts about what seems to be more rational than the existing theory. I believe the BIG BANG theory should be examined thoroughly before considered the one and only possibility of our universe birth.
Another thought is about birth and death, those actions are time related, if there s no time nothing is born and if there s no movement in time nothing dies, so the universe in its first seconds emerged from existing matter with no date label. The BIG BANG theory sets the universe beginning as 13.7 billion years ago while its clear that time in the beginning of the universe creation was totally different then today
It takes 230 million years for the Sun to complete its orbit around Sagittarius A which is a black hole in the central area of the Milky way galaxy in this time the light radiated from the Sun would travel more than 1400000000 billion miles. Concerning human dimensions it’s not possible to grasp, but in universal dimensions it’s almost unnoticeable. Human life is designed to last for about 100 years so all time related figures are associated to this limited span of time, if human life would last 10000 years all our life perception would be totally different. Modern life is designed to immediate response everything has to be done quickly, now or never like there is no tomorrow. Imagine a 10000 years life span, planning the next year would be like planning your afternoon.
Another dimension that determine our perception of life is the physical body, human beings can cope with a mile or 30000 miles but when astronomical dimensions are brought in mind it’s impossible to digest it, the Sun is about 70000 light years away from the center of the galaxy it is about 420000000 billion miles, the distances between galaxies are much larger, our closest neighbor the Andromeda galaxy is about 2.5 million light years away, there are galaxies 13 billion light years far from us, it’s not in the human scale.
From the elementary particles that are the fundamental bricks of all that exist it’s the same story from the other end of the dimension bar, the electron- proton proportion equals the Sun-Milky galaxy proportions.
The biggest universal structures are too big and the elementary particles are too small for human comprehension, from that understanding stems the fact that human being perception is extremely limited. Most of the happenings in our universe we don t see, most of the sounds we don t hear, most of the smells we are not tuned enough to recognize and most of the building elements of our world are beyond our immediate measures.
This understanding calls for certain kind of humility.
The only thing that is not bounded by physical measurements is our thoughts that can reach the other side of the universe in much greater speed than light, those thoughts have to be coordinated with our physical deficiencies, so the light of human life stems from darkness. The freedom of spiritual development is originated in the prison cell of the mortal body and the immortal human essence should form a continuous path of refinement that is mind based rather than body worship.
The physical body lives till the end of the skin, human thought lives till the end of the universe.
Have magic in your life
Ted Barr, New Jersey, November 2011
Human life paradox
I often ask myself how is it that I m doing so many things that has nothing to do with wellbeing and happiness, how is it that most of the time I m dealing with problems rather than enhancing my life and the lives of my relatives and friends. When I started to discuss those issues I found out that it s not only me but the majority of the people I know that lives in a constant sense of frustration. We live in the era of denial, we have almost everything in the alternative world of matter, but we lack the most precious vitamin which is passion for life, for transforming for the better, for sharing. If there is one agreed fact that no one can deny, it is that human life has beginning and an end, that the physical body is here to stay for less than 100 years which in planetary or galaxy scale is but an infinitesimal time span, so why to deny happiness and bliss? Why being so busy with the wrong reasons? And why not simply say no to what stops us from expecting tomorrow with a smile?
I m not writing this because I saw the light, far from that I saw in my life much more darkness than brightness but at least I have a clear sense that it s there, light, happiness, life passion are there and are reachable.
I don t believe in radical changes, we can start with small steps in the right direction, such as to have one afternoon only to ourselves and in this private hours to do only what makes us happy to meet only with those that enhance our lives, those that dreamed of painting it s never too late to start and those that from childhood wanted to play the guitar this afternoon is for you.
It can be a morning as well, it can be a week, a month or the entire life, but let s start by saying,
I ll do that for me, I deserve that and I won t live forever.
Have magic in your life
Theodor barr s art – as above so below
Painting the celestial sky brings in mind some questions about the origin of life, dealing with conception, pregnancy and birth evokes similar questions about the cause of life and the very first moment that it all began. As for the conception this primary moment is the convergence of sperm and ovum, in the celestial realm it s what is called ‘the big bang’, an unexplained fraction of infinitesimal time that represents infinite energy in a singular space area, all those elements are beyond human perception. Human beings are designed to grasp the world on a very limited scale so it s clear that there is much more to see, hear, Smell and sense than what the human senses can translate. The micro cosmos is far too small and the galactic worlds are far too vast for the human scope but with that notion arises a strange and enigmatic notion, there is a strong connection between those other worlds.
Since 1995 I m painting the deep space, galaxies, quasars, red giants and supernovas became my models. In the last year I started to paint a new series of painting inspired by the inner body photography of lennart nilsson that depicts the human formation and the fetus in the womb.
The more I explored the deep space and the new findings of the HUBBLE telescope, I found more similarity between the large scale formats of the universe and the tiniest building stones of the human existence.
All that exists moves. all that moves, moves in circles as the electron swivels the proton, the earth orbits the sun and the sun surrounds a central point (a black hole called Sagittarius A ) in the milky way. There is nothing that stands still in the universe, there is a constant vibration that is the core essence of every movement, this vibration has similar shape in the miniscule worlds and in the galactic realm.
In my art I am trying to connect those worlds. The atomic and molecular space-time bar and the star-galaxy- galaxy cluster space-time realm. I try to visualize the placements within space and the relations between celestial bodies as between the emerging fingers of the new born embryo.
All my recent art is influenced from the ancient saying:
As above so below
Have magic in your life
Ted barr – www.tedpaintings.com +972505202060