Olbers` Paradox

Olbers' Paradox




人類所能擁有最美麗的經驗是神秘奧妙,這是真正藝術與科學的起源根本感情。凡不識神秘者,不在好奇驚嘆者,眼神將黯淡無光,彷彿行屍走肉。知道有某種我們無法看透的事物存在,觀察到最深奧的理性,最耀眼的美麗,以最原始的形式直通我們心靈深處。---  亞伯特.愛因斯坦

"If the universe is static, homogeneous at a large scale, and populated by an infinite number of stars, any sight line from Earth must end at the surface of a star, so the night sky should be completely bright. This contradicts the observed darkness of the night."

As for the theory proposed by Olbers in 1823, it looks like a romantic statement literally though this is a wrong theory. However, this project has a set of works, which makes me think about adopting a photographic or graphic way to express how to present the physical or the cosmos’s world outlook. This is also the reason why this project is divided into three chapters. This is a macroscopic idea. As for a photographer, photography is a way of artistic creation, which is always pursuing the beautiful things. Some things move through the span of time. I try to use a logical thinking to construct this project, to observe the change of  time and the focusing point of sight. These things are nice. However, by taking advantage of this macroscopical cosmology, we can find the viewpoint of the cosmos which exist on the earth. The graphic image serves as the media materials to present this work.

In the series "Sight Line" of the second chapter, landscapes and still lives are photographed. They are natural and they are artificial, while concordance and disharmony coexist, creating an excellent point where the sight lines meet.

"The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science. Whoever does not know it and can no longer wonder, no longer marvel, is as good as dead, and his eyes are dimmed.. A knowledge of the existence of something we cannot penetrate, our perceptions of the profoundest reason and the most radiant beauty, which only in their most primitive forms are accessible to our minds." --- Albert Einstein