Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Tree of life progress

All the tree sculpting is now done, painted, and attached to a canvas. The next step involves a bit of homage to Kandinsky, where I'm accenting the tree with raised dots in blue and yellow.  

   



I’ve always had a strong suspicion that the pretty round coloured things in Kandinsky's paintings actually represent photisms.  He did like to pursue non-material subject matter, and appears to have experienced synaesthesia, which typically involves coloured photisms.  The neurobiology and cultural significance of our brains' ability to see things that aren't there are quite interesting too, so adding some photisms to the tree of life seemed appropriate.







These little dots are gilded around the edges, to provide some contrast and brighten the whole thing up a bit, as well as to make them reflective and thus more suggestive of photisms.










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