Artist: Todd Siler
Dates: b. 1953, Manhasset, NY
Materials: Mixed media on synthetic canvas
Dimensions: 52′ x 16′
Todd Siler states, “Flowing infinitely in all directions, a sublime adventure awaits us all that is spiritually uplifting, enabling us to soar forever with the endless possibilities of life! To grow our imaginations for embracing and embarking on this journey, the poet William Blake has prepared our minds with his humbling inspiration: ‘To see the world in a grain of sand, and to see heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hands, and eternity in an hour.’ This soulful painting interprets Blake’s flight into the light of life, shining for all seasons however invisible they seem or unknown to our senses of space, time, and reality.” Siler’s unique and patented canvas along with his process of painting allows the work to have a fragile luminescence with a tensile strength to span such a vertical distance in Palazzo Verdi.
Todd Siler explores the connections among art, science, beauty, destruction, and the human thought process. Metaphorming™, created by Siler, is a process that gives three-dimensional form to ideas that often lead to invention and creative connection. Todd Siler received his MS in Visual Studies and PHD in Interdisciplinary Studies in Psychology and Art from MIT. He exhibits his artwork in galleries and museums internationally.