Art and science share some basic areas of concern, process and passion. Both rely on the powers of observation, experimentation and the testing of hypotheses in the real world. Artists and scientists are driven by a curiosity about their world and a desire for understanding. They both use creative thinking to unravel the mysteries that attract them. The images in this book are my own attempts to come to terms with the interaction of matter, energy and gravitational fields by imagining a world where gravitational fields are visible. While these digital images are creative interpretations based on pure fantasy they are also loose scientific observations of possible gravitational fields
Douglas Prince has been engaged in photography for the last forty years, both as a teacher and as a picture-maker. During that time his photographs have been included in many group exhibitions in this country as well as abroad. He has had numerous one-person shows in New York and Chicago, and he has received several grants, including two NEA’s, in 1977 and 1979. His work is found in permanent collections such as, the Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Addison Gallery of American Art and the Princeton Art Museum. He currently resides in Portsmouth, NH, and teaches at the New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester, NH. "For me, the creative directness of the digital environment allows me to forge images that would not be possible in another medium. The last ten years as a digital image-maker have been very fruitful, exploring many new directions and materials which have resulted in numerous shows, a web site and a book of digital images."