Chaos seems to prevail in my artist’s vision of the future. The word “chaos” commonly implies disorder or randomness, but in my vision it denotes an underlying, unpredictable order from which patterns emerge over time. A statement by D.H. Lawrence helps me understand some of my dreams and how I interpret them visually: “Man, and the animals, and the flowers, all live within a strange and forever surging chaos. The chaos which we have got used to, we call a cosmos. The unspeakable inner chaos of which we are composed we call consciousness, and mind, and even civilization. But it is, ultimately, chaos, lit up by visions, or not lit up by visions. “
Chaotic systems are sensitive; small changes in conditions can lead to quite different outcomes. But is the future delayed?