Arts practice as quantum super position.

The basic terminology of the visible light spectrum.

Arts by default is about human experience with the visible light spectrum. In contrast science concerns the entire spectrum from short wavelength of gamma radiation to the longest in the form of radio waves. So what is it that makes a visible arts practice a practice which is distinct from doing science? I will propose that artists and their followers are not concerned with what is visible which is a paradox because doing art seems to be about what is visible. However on a more fundamental level the artist desires a sense of meaning derived from the visible which is arguable not necessarily visible. That entails not being the visible light spectrum. What the artist aims is to understand lived experience within the invisible which entails to a life within the photon fields that include all wavelength of light.

Analysis of above claim

  1. The Domain of Art and Science: Visible vs. Invisible Spectrum
    • Art and the Visible Spectrum: This segment should delve into how the arts predominantly operate within the realm of the visible light spectrum. It’s crucial to explore the idea that art, while seemingly tethered to the visible, seeks to transcend mere visual representation. Artistic endeavor often grapples with conveying the ineffable, the emotional, and the experiential aspects of human life that are not directly visible.
    • Science and the Full Spectrum: Conversely, science encompasses the entire electromagnetic spectrum, from gamma rays to radio waves. The scientific pursuit is characterized by a quest for empirical understanding and quantification, often extending far beyond human perceptual limits.
  2. The Paradox of Visibility in Art: Although art appears to be about rendering the visible, its true essence might lie in its ability to evoke meanings and experiences that transcend the visible. The artist in a sense is in a superposition to what is the manifest image due to engaging through science by token of their reliance on modernisation which is a by product of science.
  3. The Convergence of Art and Science in the Photon Field: Both art and science, despite their different focus areas, coexist within the same photon field. This coexistence underscores a profound interconnectedness and interdependence. Art, in seeking to understand the lived experience, navigates the invisible emotional and experiential currents that intermingle with the visible. Science, in its quest for empirical truth, often renders the invisible visible, thus expanding the human understanding of the universe.

Philosophical analysis of perception of colour fields as a position.

The perception of colour of a short wave length such as violet has a high energy feel which correlates to an actual phenomenon known as the photoelectric effect that postulates that visible light at its short wave length such as violet light in contact with metal produces an electrical current which is not so for light with a longer wave length such as red. So observation of a sunset with reds and yellows have a mellow effect on the nervous system. A colour field of violet would by the same token have the opposite effect akin to energizing or envigorative.

Analysis of above claim

  1. Scientific Basis of the Photoelectric Effect: The photoelectric effect, as postulated by Einstein, reveals that light can be understood as both a wave and a particle (photon). Shorter wavelengths, like violet, carry more energy and thus have a greater capacity to dislodge electrons from a metal surface. This concept grounds the argument in a physical reality, connecting the energetic properties of light with its perceptual effects.
  2. Subjective Experience of Color: The perception of color is not just a sensory experience but also an emotional and psychological one. You posit that the high energy of violet light has an invigorating effect on viewers, in contrast to the calming effect of longer wavelengths like red. This point can be further strengthened by referencing theories in color psychology, which suggest that colors evoke specific emotional responses due to their perceived energy levels.
  3. Neurological Impact of Color Perception: The impact of different wavelengths of light on the nervous system can be explored in more depth. Studies in neuroscience have shown that colors can affect mood and energy levels by influencing hormone production and brain activity. For instance, the mellow effect of a sunset’s reds and yellows could be linked to the body’s relaxation responses, while the energizing effect of violet could be associated with increased alertness.
  4. Philosophical Implications: Philosophically, this analysis can be tied back to the debate over the objective vs. subjective nature of perception. Your argument suggests that our perception of color is not merely a subjective experience but is deeply intertwined with objective physical properties of light. This raises questions about the nature of reality and how human perception shapes, or is shaped by, the physical world.
  5. Conclusion: In conclusion, the perception of color fields, when analyzed through the lens of the photoelectric effect and color psychology, bridges the gap between subjective experience and objective reality. The energetic properties of light not only have a measurable impact on the physical world but also significantly influence our emotional and psychological states. This dual impact underscores the profound interplay between human perception and the physical properties of light, suggesting a deeper, more holistic understanding of our interaction with the world around us.

The phenomenon of colour field decoherence.

This comes from the theory of quantum wave collapse. The basic claim is a quantum field could be observed as a particle or a wave. Observation collapses the field into an observable as either a particle or a wave. Art constructs a coherent pattern of observables anchored in a community of discourse through meaning making activities. So decoherence is set up within the construction of a colour field that makes meaningful connections that involve at some points particles or discreet objects as shapes or waves as pure interactions with formless colour fields.

Analysis of the above claim

  1. Quantum Wave Collapse and Observer Effect: Begin by explaining the quantum wave collapse theory, which posits that a quantum entity (like an electron) can behave both as a particle and as a wave. This duality remains in a state of superposition until it is observed. Upon observation, the wave function collapses, and the entity assumes a definite state (either particle or wave). This concept is pivotal in understanding the fluid nature of reality at the quantum level.
  2. Art and Observation: Transition to how art acts as a form of observation, creating a parallel to the quantum observer effect. In art, the act of creation or observation can similarly ‘collapse’ a multitude of possibilities into a singular expression. Artistic observation, unlike scientific observation, doesn’t just reveal a pre-existing state but actively participates in creating a reality or a meaning.
  3. Coherence in Art through Community Discourse: Discuss how art constructs coherent patterns through a community of discourse, anchoring itself in meaning-making activities. Just as the wave function in quantum mechanics gives way to a definite state upon observation, art coalesces disparate ideas, emotions, and perceptions into a coherent form through collective interpretation and discourse.
  4. Decoherence in Colour Field: Then, delve into the concept of decoherence in the context of a color field in art. Decoherence refers to the transition from a coherent quantum system to a system where quantum properties, like superposition, are lost. In the art world, this could be metaphorically represented by the transition from a state of potentiality (where every interpretation is possible) to a state of actuality (where interpretations are solidified into discernible forms and meanings).
  5. Particles and Waves in Artistic Representation: Elaborate on how this concept applies to art, particularly in the construction of color fields. In art, ‘particles’ could be interpreted as discrete objects or shapes, while ‘waves’ could represent formless color fields or the flow of artistic expression. The process of making art involves navigating between these two states—giving form to the formless (wave to particle) and exploring the potentialities of form (particle to wave).
  6. Conclusion: Conclude by summarizing how the phenomenon of color field decoherence in art mirrors quantum mechanics. Just as quantum fields collapse into a state of particle or wave upon observation, art collapses a field of possibilities into a coherent structure of meaning, navigating between the discrete and the continuous. This analogy highlights the dynamic interplay between the seen and the unseen, the definite and the indefinite, in both art and quantum physics, offering a profound reflection on the nature of reality and perception.

Depiction of the scientific image of light and the manifest image of light.