Paul Laffoley. Temporality: The Great Within of the Universe. 1974.
To say the future art of visionary philosopher-designer Paul Laffoley is original is perhaps an understatement. Following his formal education in the classics at Brown and architectural studies at Harvard, Laffoley would begin to assimilate and systematically cross-pollinate his related strands of intellectual inquiry. Painted on large canvases, the majority of Laffoley’s paintings combine words and imagery to depict a spiritual architecture of explanation. The immensely detailed mandalas tackle concepts like dimensionality, time travel through hacking relativity, geometric systems, bioengineered living structures, connecting conceptual threads shared by philosophers through the millennia, and theories about the cosmic origins of mankind.