We explore and investigate our world and ourselves through science and through art. With science we define reality, its dimensions, its limitations, its probabilities. With art we seek revelation, a truth beyond the surface, and a glimpse of that which science cannot define.
I am a physician and an artist. The physician prevents me from pursuing art as mere entertainment, as excess, as egomania, though that would be fun. The artist prevents me from believing I can rely on science and received wisdom, though that would be comforting.
But the one always informs the other.
As Victor Hugo put it: “..science is a ladder…poetry is winged flight.”