In harmony with the universe!
Assemblage, collage, miniature violins, photograph.
22″ x 28¾”
Satin black finished wood.
29″ x 23″ x 2¼”
“Mozart’s music is so pure and beautiful that I see it as a reflection of the inner beauty of the universe.” 1. Albert Einstein
Artist Note: Between 1972-2006 five spaceflights launches were made with the purpose of escaping our solar system and exploring the interstellar space. In 1977 this included Voyagers, I & II which contained a variety of gold plated phonographic musical recordings. The recordings if found by extraterrestrials would serve as a greeting from Earth.
When five year old Albert Einstein (1879-1955) began violin lessons the violin would become his lifetime choice. “Whenever he felt…a difficult situation in his work, he would take refuge in music, and that would usually resolve all his difficulties.” 2. One of Einstein’s favorite was Mozart’s (1756-1791) violin sonata, B-flat, Major K-378. Unfortunately, this violin sonata was not included on the gold-plated recordings.
Artwork: The artwork features a photograph of Einstein possibly playing his favorite violin sonata. This sonata may now reach interstellar space and beyond and be listened to by any extraterrestrials who discover it free of charge.
Footnotes: 1. Bukey, P. A.: Der Private Albert Einstein, Einstein.biz, Greenlight and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 2. Mahboob, Tahiat: Albert Einstein, 10 Things You Might Not Know About His Love For Music, www.cbsmusic.ca., 2017. Refer: Clark, Ronald: Einstein the Life and Times, World Publishing Co. N.Y. 1971 with photo of Einstein playing a violin, c. 1930.