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Lozengey Resiny Blobs

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Blue Wave Mauve Shore, 2013 – Light Signatures :: (click to see more)

I finally had a visualization of the way I think I’ll make the Light Signatures images into objects. All along now I’ve wanted them to have a depth consistent with the way I often see things. I’ve got screwbally eyes – to put it bluntly.

Both of my eyes are far sighted but my right eye is coke bottle material – consequently my left eye is my dominant one. I’ve recently switched from glasses to contact lenses – which I love. No more unable to read my phone or something in the night when I blunder awake or at any other time I don’t have glasses on or handy.

Anyway, my skewed vision has contributed hugely to the way I visualize and make images – including the contrast and content I’m drawn to. One of the interesting things – the one which actually led me down my current path to build unique image blocks out of the Light Signatures images – was when I noticed I was seeing a kind of three dimensional relief when I moved my head. Objects were coming out of the flat page at me and shifting their relation to each other when I moved my head. Neat huh? Funky that’s for sure – and at times distracting in everyday normal situations like oh I don’t know… driving. I really noticed it while working on curating my pal Paedric’s exhibition of elapsed images of dancers which is when I got the idea for trying this.

I see the pieces as oblong, thick, lozengey, (if that’s a real word – well I guess it is now) resiny, blobs – with image elements deconstructed into layers, built up within the clear resin of the lozenge so that when you the viewer shift your gaze the image caught within will shift in turn. You too will experience what I see – or as close an approximation as I’m able to make.

Simpler is better – no more light boxes and paraphernalia – just the image entrapped in resin like a prehistoric insect in amber.