No. 54/100 of #100daysofscienceinart
Watercolor pastel on paper, 7.9" x 7.9"
There was strep throat in my house this weekend so I was playing nurse and not posting, but I did manage to keep up with the daily paintings! In preparing to tackle the evolution of the universe, we first have to establish that in the Big Bang theory when we're talking about space expanding that space is a finite thing, which is hard to wrap your head around, because the instinct is to ask what it's expanding into. Einstein came up with the idea that space can be finite AND without boundaries if it is a 3sphere, which is a sphere in 4 dimensions. So, I can't draw that. I can't find anyone who can. It's hard for me to imagine it (not for lack of trying, trust me). But here's a more imaginable place to start. The surface of a sphere is finite. Yes. But if you were to travel along that sphere you'd eventually come back to the same place. A finite, boundaryless 3sphere is the same concept but in higher dimensions that break your brain when you try to visualize it. I haven't given up, but establishing this as a starting point for the imagination is a necessary step before going into some other exploration I'll be doing. It's okay if that left you scratching your head btw.
During my #100daysofscienceinartI'm creating 1 quick work of art related to science daily to reinforce ideas I'm learning or thinking about, as studies for larger projects, and/or just for the hell of it. This is part of #the100dayprojectwhich runs from April 4-July 12. All are welcome, join any time, follow @elleluna and @lindsayjeanthomson for more info.
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