"Life is made of moments. All art, all paintings, are moments captured, and in effect moments themselves. From ancient greek statues to contemporary paintings, all these pieces have both captured something, and will express it for a certain limited period of time. My fire paintings are this in the extreme. While the flames are caressing and contrasting with the painting, the piece is for a minute or two, the pure intended expression. The brievity of the fire painting's moment magnifies colour and meaning to an exceptional height. By photographing the moment I attempt to capture at least a portion of this intensity-- hopefully sufficient to represent the moment and the meaning that have now passed. The resulting digital pieces are both the aesthetic composition and a comment on the temporality of the art itself."

 


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Creation: February, 2004

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title: creative destruction 1
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