Richard Penn started working at DKW in 2010 on a series of monotypes. Using nature magazines and images captured by the Hubble Telescope as his references, he immersed himself in exploring the simultaneity of macroscopic and microscopic scale in his artworks. Looking at scale and distance depicted on a single sheet of paper, Penn illustrates how within a single dot the representation of an atom could, in that simultaneous instant, also be a scaled section of the galaxy.
The minute dots forming the soft grey areas of his monoprints capture the images of deep space and simultaneously become reminiscent of static seen on television in its quality. This static is said to be a result of radiation that is still travelling through space after the birth of the universe, also known as the Big Bang. The artist investigates our limited understanding of reality in terms of scale and distance.