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