Leap of Imagination.

What goes up, must come down. Right? Wrong? What goes up could go straight on or around and round?
Isaac Newton made one of the most important contributions to the history of science. The story goes, Isaac is in his garden, sees and apple fall to the ground, has a bit of a ponder and comes up with his seminal paper Principia. in which he explains how gravity works. This was in 1687. Newton’s leap of imagination was that gravity is universal and effects everything.
He asked himself a question something like this, If an apple falls to earth. Why doesn’t the moon? Why doesn’t the earth fall into the sun? He explained this with his 3 laws of motion and with Kepler’s laws of planetary motion.
In his Picture, (in progress) I wanted to get past the stuffy old images of Newton and present him in a more contemporary light. With a nod to the laws of motion in the 3 orbs. A nod to the orbiting of the planets with the apple tree(covered in marsking fluid) growing in orbit around the moon. Obviously Newton should be put upon a pedestal, I thought I’d go one better and put him amongst the stars.

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