I tried out another experiment involving the theme of defying physics, this time using the idea of dimensions. I tried to mask my own three dimensional body as a 2D image by projecting images on to my body and the surrounding wall. The photographs I took from this have worked very well, and although some are a lot more obviously a person than others, I am still very pleased with the imagery I have produced.
Monthly Archives: January 2014
After finishing my final piece and coming to a conclusion with my previous project I am now moving on to a separate but related series of work. I am beginning a new project, under the bracket of art and science, which I have titled defying physics. Physics asks fundamental questions about the universe and world around us and tries to answer them by experimenting and observing. I want to explore this subject and push the boundaries of physics by experimenting with perspective and dimensions. I will use my work to make viewers question these fundamental ideas that physics can usually answer.
After deciding to move on from my bird paintings I came up with the idea of reverse gravity and took some new photos to inform this theme. I hung upside down and captured gravity working on me .
My idea was to paint a portrait I would any other, the only difference being that gravity was playing a part on some parts of me in the wrong direction. My hair flowing upwards and my necklace also undergoing this reverse pull; I want this to challenge the viewers perceptions and make them question what is going on. After drawing up some concept sketches I was confident this was what I wanted to pursue and so I began a large scale a1 painting. Below is it in progress.
I am very pleased with the final result which is shown below.