Day 2: Unified Cheese Theory

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Unified Cheese Theory


A reworking of Einstein’s attempt to write a unified field theory


This little guy is actually the wellspring of this series’ theme. Unfortunately, I hadn’t photographed him properly initially and thought it better to post him later when the image was in proper focus.

Mimicking a chalkboard surface is a new challenge for me. Since chalkboards are generally smooth, I couldn’t use a textured medium. Instead I wound up stippling to simulate the effect the chalk makes when drawing across slate. The erasure marks were created by applying semi-transparent layers in  different tones and shades of green.

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