NICHOLAS ALAN COPE &
DUSTIN EDWARD ARNOLD
Vedas is project broadly based on the theme ‘knowledge’. Specifically the changes in thought established by Copernicus’ De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres). One of the earliest documents of the scientific revolution. It re-assessed man’s place in the cosmos and placed him at nogreater value than other creatures on earth.
Knowledge it seems, is at once both expansive and contractive. It is a value exchange. For some it shakes foundations, de-stabalizes values and opens up the sheer terror of possibility. For others it signifies hope, advancement and discovery.
Vedas is the self initiated collaboration of creative team Nicholas Alan Cope & Dustin Edward Arnold.
Both with varying backgrounds in photography and design Nicholas and Dustin met through a
commercial project in 2007 and began their first collaboration in October of 2009. Each working beyond their respective discipline they combine the mediums of painting, chemistry, sculpture, fashion and installation as a part of their image-making process.