A close up of the fascinating texture created by the combination of paint and heat.

"To see something better it often helps to look at it from a different angle-- by turning or repositioning a picture we see it anew. Digital filters permit a similar change of perspective to the otherwise familar. In this session the result of using the negative of the fire painting photos reveals the form and fluidity of the flames in a whole new way.""When one looks at a field of wheat, one does not just see the wheat, but what it represents-- a food source, fertility, a farm. By denying the mind the colour cues that present us with the conceptual baggage of fire, these images allow one to see past the concept into the raw aesthetic form of the flames. The the white, canvas-like background further poses the flames as a aesthetic object to be appreciated for its intrinsic beauty, rather than the conceptual construct that the mind would otherwise conjure."

 


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title: inverted burst
Creation: February, 2004

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title: canada
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title: final flicker
Creation: February, 2004


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title: black flames
Creation: February, 2004

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