Artprize 2014


This 4' x 6' oil painting was inspired after reading Walter Isaacson's biography of the same title. I was attempting to be somewhat unique in my approach and chose a portrait which depicted him with a rather whimsical smile. I added the entire formula for his now famous "Relativity" theory of mass and energy equivalence, throughout his hair beginning at the top of his head and following down on both sides. The equation, which is quite lengthy, concludes with the well known E=MC2. The painting was sold to the Physics department at Michigan State University, and resides in their main lobby.

Detail of "Einstein"

With me for scale


(My first attempt; 1 year ealier)