Homage to Georg Cantor who was vilified for declaring that there were an infinite number of infinities, of different sizes, and not just one.
But how achingly large never is.
Georg Cantor proved in the 1870s that there are an infinite number of infinities, of different sizes. He was vilified by many other mathematicians and philosophers from Poincaré to Wittgenstein, but his work was finally accepted, and his chosen symbol, the Hebrew character aleph, stands for these more nuanced infinities than the more familiar lazy 8. To me, no matter how many 'things' there are in an infinity, those that have never, and will never exist, must surely but sadly, be the greatest infinity of all.
Acrylic on canvas 20" x 16"