trompe l'oeil still life paintings

Masterful, detailed still life paintings about dark matter, string theory, and base particles by Shea Hembrey

unstill lifes

These are still life paintings pared down to bits of matter, space, and string (referencing the elemental building blocks of base particles, dark matter, and string theory). They are painted with fine trompe—l’œil technique to emphasize our continual quest for the real structure of matter.