Over the years, artist-scientist Thomas Ashcraft has made artful iterations of a message that we’ve found deeply heartening. Especially so now, in this frightening time of coronovirus and its threat of pandemic:
When poisons get too heavy
Cures arise Remedies appear
They come to mind
They appear at hand
( Because they are nearby and
this is the way it has always been. )
Ashcraft, who has described himself as “extrapolator, experimenter, practitioner of the scientific method; Practitioner of slant vision, of micro-monumentalism, of ultra-logic and chance; Sculptor; Artisan; Cultivator; Electro-Receptor” has long married his art with deep scientific observation and inquiry. We’ve written about him numerous times. We featured an image of his Trans-species Jump Coin — a work from his long study of bacteria and viruses — in our post What A Noted Virologist Is Advising Family And Friends About Coronavirus. He is a poetic artist/scientist who knows what he is talking about.
Ashcraft’s sign calls to mind a bigger view that we know to be true, a reminder we need right now.
Explore his work at Heliotown.