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nidus I
nidus I

8x10 oil on canvas

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nidus II
nidus II

8x10 oil on canvas

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nidus III
nidus III

8x10 oil on canvas

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nidus IV
nidus IV

11x14 oil on linen

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nidus V
nidus V

16x20 oil on linen

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nidus IX
nidus IX

16x20 oil on linen

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nidus X
nidus X

16x20 oil on linen

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nidus XI
nidus XI

11x14 oil on canvas

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nidus XV
nidus XV

11x14 oil on canvas

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nidus XIX
nidus XIX

9x12 oil on canvas

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nidus XX
nidus XX

9x12 oil on canvas

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nidus XXI
nidus XXI

9x12 oil on canvas

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nidus 

noun

ni·dus \ˈnī-dəs\

plural ni·di \ˈnī-ˌdī\ or ni·dus·es

1: a nest or breeding place; especially: a place or substance in an animal or plant where bacteria or other organisms lodge and multiply

2: a place where something originates, develops, or is located

 

The body of work entitled Nidus (“nest”) represents the culmination of a process sparked by the artist's fascination with physics and Zen Buddhism. Japanese Zen calligraphic techniques (like the gesture used for the ensō, or “circle”) were used to create oil paintings and ink drawings. A physics formula (see chromatophonia) was used to translate these nidi into sounds.