Art and Science are not wholly disparate ventures but intertwined as they are both engaged in an unfolding dialogue concerned with observation of the natural world, experimentation and the expansion of understanding of the universe in which we live.
Ben Beeton is an artist from Queensland in Australia who is continuing this art historical discourse and is passionately involved in painting ecology and geology through his investigations and study of deep time history. Although primarily a painter he has and does use various media to open out and contribute to current debates in Earth Science surrounding issues of past events and origins. He believes it is necessary to experience the environment first hand so makes regular excursions into remote areas where data is scant or unavailable.
Ben's passion for science is unmistakeable and he aims to contribute to the current investigations surrounding ideas that in some cases remain controversial. His pursuits have involved him in collaborations with many professionals from different areas of academia. To date he has visited and documented many areas of Australia and New Zealand producing a beautifully diverse series of works and images.
Ben's passion and commitment to his art has been an inspiration to me for many years. Although our interests seem to be unrelated in many ways, nevertheless there is a strange resonance that occurs between his work and mine.
You can visit Ben's You Tube channel or website at benbeeton.com if you wish to learn more about this amazing artist and his work.