137s

137 solar burns, each in the time it takes sunlight to reach earth in the colors of the sun: Yellow (2008).160 x 84 inches
Artists’ Studio, New Mexico: 2010
137 solar burns, each in the time it takes sunlight to reach earth in the colors of the sun: Vermillion (2010). 160 x 84 inches
Atlas, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid: 2010-2011. Curator: Georges Didi-Huberman. 137 solar burns, each in the time it takes sunlight to reach earth: White (2002). 160 x 84 inches

The solar burns are images of interactions between light and matter. 1/137 (the fine structure constant, dubbed the “God number” by physicist, Richard Feynman) is used in equations describing the quantum interaction between light and matter (photons and electrons). 137 is also the numerological equivalent of “Kabbalah” in Hebrew mysticism.