The RT Collections

This past summer I had fun exercising my vast knowledge of science (NOT) and applying it to art. It was terrific to go to my reunion at West High School in Aurora, Illinois. It was inspiring to revisit the past with friends and fellow track team members. And it poured over in a series of cosmic creations.

The Rayleigh–Taylor instability, or RT instability (after Lord Rayleigh and G. I. Taylor), is an instability of an interface between two fluids of different densities which occurs when the lighter fluid is pushing the heavier fluid.


After doing a series of these paintings it became clear that it is very unpredictable how they would turn out. I experimented with different acrylics, silicones, and other additives. But the weird thing was that even if I used the EXACT same components, the results would vary. That’s how life is… we plan, prepare, study, etc., but it’s never totally predictable what will happen. IF ONLY EVERYBODY ELSE DIDN’T SUCK, LIFE WOULD BE BETTER! Sorry if that sounds like a victim line; I really don’t think that. I do art for myself and my friends and my family and God. That’s where stability can be found. Especially God because He loves us despite our “instabilities.”