The Origin of Species is a dyptic painted with oils on canvas. As successive layers of simplexity marks were laid upon the canvas, I created a contiguous surface no matter which two edges are abutted by rotating the canvases periodically. This painting took two years to complete, during which I programed a camera in my studio to take regular pictures of the work in progress. A five minute video compilation of these photos is available on YouTube and is titled 2 years B4 the EASEL. This is a State of the Art painting completed in 2005.