Watercolor. Continuing with my “Unseen Events” series this painting represents a metaphorical explanation of curved space-time. Curved space-time is a phenomena that accurse in the presents of large gravity masses such as star or planet. The large pull of the gravity causes time and space to bend inward towards the body thus curving it (hints the name). One way we can think of how this may apply to us is to image an ant crawling across the curve of a bowl. Although it appears relatively flat from its perspective it will take that ant considerably longer to reach the other end of the bowl then if it had simply travel from rim to rim. In other words the shortest distance between two points is a straight line.
In this piece I have illustrated two ants traversing a bowl, topped with the rod of a broken clock pendulum. The red ant (representing us) lags behind in the center of the bowl while the black ant has already reached the end of the pendulum rod, emphasizing the difference in distance for the two ants. The edge of the bowl and the end of the broken pendulum fill up most of the piece giving the impression of large gravitational bodies.