Fluid Traces II (2016)
My work focuses around three central elements; colour, light and natural forms. My topic of choice is examining the flow and motion of fluids as they combine, collide or conform with other substances both man-made and natural. My currently series is an experiment into seeing what happens to my work when one of these three key elements is removed; in this instance ‘colour’. The focus of the work has dramatically shifted from something of aesthetic beauty to an inquisitive focus of the patterns and forms that are usually unseen with sharp contrasts and an ethereal quality. Created originally by combining ink with various solutions, this experimental series takes on an otherworldly appearance with the images resembling miniature worlds in a microcosm of reactions.
These organic images represents the beautiful yet fragile nature of fluids, filled with colliding energies and turbulent forms. These patterns are created when hydrophobic and hydrophilic fluids collide within certain lighting conditions. The circular nature of the work is reminiscent of petri dishes and microscopic views, examining a microcosm of reactions on a miniature scale.
These images are the only trace of their short lived existence, exemplifying the role of art in creating the illusion of permanence in a transitory world.