As a composer, I approach my art musically.
My art process involves three stages of intermedia development:
First, I create acrylic paintings - my symphonies on canvas.
Then, I capture macro photos of the detail to extract "movements."
Finally, I orchestrate these macro photos digitally to form Kaleidoscopic Jewels, named for their inherent nature to form recognizable patterns.
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My acrylic paintings on canvas form the foundation of the intermedia art process. These densely layered vibrant paintings are my visual scores. They explore color use, movement, rhythm, and are heavily textured.
....It's like an entire symphony on canvas!
Acrylic Macro Photography
By using a DSLR camera with a macro lens to capture fingernail-size regions of the original paintings, these images become musical movements that bring to light perspectives unattainable with the naked eye.
This brings attention to parts of the painting that people might miss if casually glanced at. I find the most beautiful part of a painting in its elaborate details.
It's all in the details...
The Acrylic Macro photos are then orchestrated digitally, forming Kaleidoscopic Jewels. I call them such because this process creates a fun psychological phenomenon known as Pareidolia; where faces, objects, or animals emerge out of the dancing patterns.
These Jewels merge my personal interests of music, art, and science that further explore sacred geometry, fractals, and symmetry. A Kaleidoscopic Jewel is more than an image seen with our eyes; it is an actual moment in time that express both the microcosm and macrocosm simultaneously.
A measure of the finite and a road map to infinity!
As a Hawaii-born San Francisco-based artist, I continue to experiment with patterns of theme and variation that mimic nature and the cosmos in a way I find refreshing, invigorating, and engaging.