Pursuit of A Coherent Truth
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Along with my honors thesis, for the University Scholars Honors Program of Washington State University Vancouver, by means of an artistic representation, I explored the question: how can science and spirituality collaborate in order to find a coherent truth? My research consisted of an investigation of the current division between scientific and spiritual perspectives. Observing methods in the two disciplines’ approach for obtaining truths, including their respective subjective and objective views, was imperative to my research. I utilized distinctions between their respective methods to understand the unique attributes that both disciplines could contribute in the pursuit of a coherent truth. In addition, I also looked at various artists to gain inspiration for techniques and compositions for the artistic representation of my research. The visual part of this project is presented as a triptych to elaborate on the current division and possible convergence of science and spirituality. The artistic representation symbolically conveys science and spirituality’s differences, their methodological similarities, and potential reactions that people might have in response to finding a coherent truth. The project is aesthetically rendered in black and white, visually harmonizing the piece and emphasizing the concept of collaboration between the two perspectives. Obviously, this project presented an unsolvable issue for me in the short allotted time frame, thus my main aim was to raise viewers’ awareness to the current state of division between science and spirituality. My hope is that my work inspires a meaningful discussion among my peers, potentially making progress on the pursuit of a coherent truth.