I wanted to extend the concept of Down to Earth to one specific aspect, Water combined with flower images. My ambition for the series was to break new ground, to challenge my secure way of producing images. AR and Holograms seemed to offer me the challenge I was seeking. I envisaged TheWaterCube (a plexiglass cube of water), which would be used as the base for the project.
During the process, I started playing with colours, and it quickly evolved into Padièscapes, with no technology, just pure visual interpretation. I was achieving the 3rd dimension I wanted by playing like a child, using colours inspired by the environment. I was having fun breaking from my traditional method of taking images. So many artists want to go back to creating with a child’s innocence somehow; I was managing to do this instinctively.
The objective became an experience created by manipulating the context of the environment rather than remaining within the confines of the original. We shape the viewer’s experience of the natural world by investigating colours, their behaviour in space and the division of forms through colour ranges, opening the door to another vision of colour and what it means in art and nature.
The flowers planted at Padiès create environments for me to use in the Padièscapes concept. It is a dialogue with nature.
And most important, I’m having fun.
PRINTS Face image
Archival digital pigment glossy print mounted behind 4mm transparent plexi then mounted on 3mm black plexi polished
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