"Warum gibt es etwas und nicht nichts?"

According to current thinking, the Universe came into existence out of nothing in a gigantic burst of energy. We marvel over the incomprehensible miracle of the starry sky.

Since the dawn of mankind it is not only natural scientists and philosophers who have pondered and investigated the question ascribed to Leibniz: Why is there something, and not nothing?

That burst of energy did not only create a searing light. The mystery behind the substance of celestial bodies is unsolved.

Today, thanks to N.A.S.A. and other stargazers, a tiny part of infinity is visible. The Internet makes the pictures of it available to me.

These explorations have fascinated me for many years. The photographs have inspired me to transform them into paintings.