September 2018 ––
Inspired by our subconcious memory of places, the new Between Worlds series of abstracts examines liminal spaces in both the aesthetics of the pieces and the interdisciplinary approach taken in their creation. Working between the worlds of digital and physical media to create pieces both vivid and distant.
A memory of a real place, a shadow of the past, these liminal spaces of the mind are reflected in marks on the canvas - being neither wholly 2D shapes nor 3D forms, the viewer transitions from one to the other as they explore the works, mimicking the transient nature of life and their own experience.
The process involved in this work was itself between worlds - that of digital code and physical oil paint. Produced with C++ open source software openFrameworks, using data from scanned in paint, complex point clouds were generated to run simulations containing more than 1,000,000 particles. These were then used to paint, using both the artist's hand and the generative simulations to create the final images