dependent origination

the image is still whole but the relationships between the pieces become more complex with every iteration

although the process of dividing the image into squares and rearranging them to create a new image follows a simple rule, and was done without automation or programming, it would be non-trivial to manually rebuild the original image from the last image in the series, even if you knew the rule. the series could be extended until all the pixels are scattered like particles of sand

Dependent Origination is the understanding that any phenomena ‘exists’ only because of the ‘existence’ of other phenomena in an incredibly complex web of cause and effect covering time past, present and future. This mechanism explains how forms exist but don’t have any intrinsic existence – in effect, they exist because of (as an expression of) their relations with everything else

all phenomena are dependently originated
dependent origination is emptiness
therefore all phenomena are empty

dependent origination (wave)

dependent origination (wave)
2008
digital c-type print, 76.2 x 76.2 cm

dependent origination (wave 64)

dependent origination (wave 64)
2008
digital c-type print, 40 x 40 cm

dependent origination (wave 256)

wave (256)
2008
digital c-type print, 76.2 x 76.2 cm

dependent origination (wave 256.4)

dependent origination (wave 256.4)

7c

7c

14a

14a