Pieter Laurens Mol: Pulse and Orbit
Sept 20-Nov 9, 1996

Curiosity has led him to look into philosophy, the history of science, alchemy, art history, mythology, religion. His works, whatever their form, are layered with associations. There is always something interesting to see in them, but how much one sees depends on what one knows.

Mol regards himself as adhering to the Northern Romantic tradition, "so the type of melancholia or intimacy, also the intellectual approach or the keenness of perception that the Dutch had in the 17th century, [are] all involved in the work."

---excerpted from "Specific Gravity" by Janet Koplos, Art in America, Feb 1995, pg. 77.