05/16/2013 05:41 pm ET

Tadashi Moriyama on the ImageBlog

Solar and Lunar Spectra (Yin Yang Town) 2012, Acrylic on paper, 24 x 18 inches.

… I was looking at contour maps for the molecular orbital densities of H2O. I thought it would be interesting to draw two cities on it. This city is characterized by the sun and moon in the center as nuclei. Near the sun there are debris of buildings because the power of sun is too strong, whereas, the moon nurtures the buildings around it. But it has a delicate equilibrium. If you go too far from it, the buildings fall apart.