Leo Villareal (born 1967)
Big Bang (2008)
LEDs, aluminum, custom software,
and electrical hardware, A.P., ed. 3
San Jose Museum of Art
(August 21, 2010-January 9, 2011)


Silence— sphere of darkness
sudden explosion of light
jumble of atoms collide
and coalesce into stars
spinning spiral galaxies
of red, yellow, and blue
fireflies scatter everywhere,
fiery comets speeding sperms
seek orbs to germinate life,
golden celestial rose of angels
sing and dance in delight
for sense of cosmic order—
a sigh, a prayer, and at last
this universe is born.

    Peter Y. Chou
    Mountain View, 1-4-2011