Jack Madden: The Individual no.7

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With this work I challenge others to think about how they fit into an indifferent universe. Does its emptiness provide a canvas where change is possible or are we in perfect equilibrium? By hand-painting a human figure on a rice grain the viewer is confronted by the limits of their own scale to see the image and by the scale at which the human is represented in the larger universe. Even though the figure is small and alone in a vast emptiness they are capable of standing out and creating visible change

Individual no. 7 was sent to the International Space Station in February. As an artist and scientist, I make work about developing a human connection to the scientific questions I research.