Dark Water - Lenticular Art

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Limited edition lenticular imaging print.

Created for the Bold Horizon Awards 2011 - Finalist.

  • Either Framed: 320mm x320mm x 48mm deep (front light-responsive).
  • Or as a lightbox: 950mm x 950mm x 220mm (LED backlighting).
  • Both with an Oak frame, with lenticular imaging print and glass front.

This artwork was created around the time of the Japanese Tsunami, and namely, the Fukushima disaster which is ongoing and has the potential to pollute the entire The Pacific Ocean.
I named the work Dark Water in reference to a Japanese Horror Film made in 2002 written by Koji Suzuki, which was also produced in English in 2005.
Dark Water is one of my more deeply poignant artworks, specifically pointing at
a very important global issue.

The Elemental Files, which thus far include Water, with the creation of Dark Water in 2011, and this artwork Fire Fire in 2017, are a poignant reminder as to who is the boss on this planet, whilst forcing a terse reminder to acknowledge it’s omnipresence and fragility.

The digital technique applied to the photographic imagery explores the art of the Mandala, symbolic geometric healing art from the Buddhist spiritual beliefs.

Lenticular imaging provides the platform, a 2D medium that captures movement and motion, illuminating a 3D image.

I am fascinated by life’s dance in time and space. Art imitates life or at least seeks to capture a moment of its overpowering presence.

My art practice primarily explores theories of energy, the force, the field, God, whatever you wish to call it. The ‘ISNESS’ is how I often refer to it. The life force that is eternally present in all that exists. A universal Language. I am attempting to capture moments of this presence, communicating them in such a way that we the viewer/participator might understand the elusive ‘ISNESS’ a little more.