"There is the way that it is and it cannot not be." These are words from Parmenides of Elea, a PreSocratic Greek philosopher. I wrote this on one of my recent paintings Falling Through Miro (2019). I have paired this with a couple of references to Magritte's The Treachery of Images (Ceci n’est pas une pipe) (1928-9), both in the words I have used and a poorly formed image I have scribbled, all against a backdrop of yellow and other allusions to Miro's Somersault (1924).
Dreams, nothingness, uncertainty, and quantum physics all play roles here.