Garfield Essay: Works of Art at ISI : Interpenetrations by Handel Evans
On display in ISl's second-floor elevator lobby since mid-summer, 1980, is the 4' x 12' (121.92cmx 365.76cm) oil painting "lnterpenetrations" by Handel Evans. Though Evans was born in 1932 in Pontypridd, Wales, he now divides his time among residences in Europe, the US, and the Caribbean. Approaching art in a controlled,rational manner, and painting with mathematical precision, his work bridges the gap between art and science.
as "a visual metaphor of the relationship between mind and information"
The five central figures, visible in Figures five and six, below, symbolize
the mind through its five senses. The complex structures surrounding
them, of which they area part, represent the information environment.
The picture came into being as a result of Evans' search for an image expressing
the interdependent nature of the relationship between modern humanity and
the growing mass of information on which its welfare depends.