In these animations I engaged in the principle of creating a set of rules which would determine the final outcome of the work. I attempted to reduce a virtual cubic space down to its basic structural dynamic by ‘grdding’ it into geometric lines. These lines were coloured white and its surrounding space, which formed the background was painted black. The perspective cues of light and shade were disabled and manipulated. Lastly, a circle path was set around the grid with a camera attached focusing on the centre of the space.
At times the shapes of the foreground and background seem to blend into one another regardless of their distance and thus challenging our perceptions and creating illusory interpretations.
But the importance of the animation is that just as with the previous animation ‘Partial Views’, the piece breaks is supposed to break in and out of illusion, challenging then answering the viewer’s perceptual interpretations but keeping the viewer in a constant state of readjustment. http://samgallowayart.blogspot.com/2011/07/fine-art-degree-project-partial-views.html
The stills from the animation are also interesting because they pause the illusory qualities of the work. The stills can be read in different ways and requires an effort of reading from the viewer and interaction. The stills are a 3Dimensional representation of a constructed space that lacks perceptual cues of light and shade and the interest lies in how these representations can be read in different ways, the viewer can follow the lines as they direct towards the centre point and become smaller with perspective but there are also a variety of interpretations that can be made within the image and structures that emerge from within it.
With this piece, I was heavily influenced by Mondrian’s abstractions. http://samgallowayart.blogspot.com/2011/08/mondrian.html
At the moment, I am only able to upload still images of the animation!
I tried out some Photoshop colouring on Piano Man… I really like using Photoshop for making subtle differences like a tiny hint of blue in the eyes or white in the shirt. See the origional here…http://gallowayart.blogspot.com/2010/03/piano-man.html
My first attempt colouring using Photoshop. Its a lot of fun. I wanted to make the image look pale and worn out, but colourful at the same time. Weird worn out clown thing. See origional here… http://gallowayart.blogspot.com/2010/03/worn-out.html
Butler character ‘Lugwooth’ for the Geddim & Goddim book.
Some illustrations for a new illustrated book project called “Geddim & Goddim” - Geddim and Goddim are 2 naughty kids (Geddim ‘gets’ her brother Goddim all the time by pulling Tom and Jerry style pranks on him) Master and Madame Squeeks are the scary parents.