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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"

Never is the Longest Infinity (Homage to Georg Cantor)

  • Acrylic on canvas image size 20”x 16" Silver painted wood frame, glazed. Wired on the back and ready to hang.


    Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.