Anima Live, 2015. Digital painting. Size variable.
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Monday, August 17, 2015
Monday, July 6, 2015
by the river 2015. Digital painting. Size variable.
This piece is different from the other work I have been doing recently, in that the composition is not centered. However the mix of iPhone photograph, fractal and 3D imagery remains the same.
midnight sutra 2015. Digital painting. Size variable
The underlying image is my photo of a piece in the Metropolitan Museum of Art collection which is currently on view as part of the China: Through the Looking Glass exhibition. There is no "midnight sutra" as far as I know, although an internet search revealed a restaurant by that name in New Zealand. The face is intriguing to me because it seems to be smiling even though the corners of the mouth are downturned. The figure seems to be saying, "there is definitely something I could tell you, but the best way to do so is to remain silent."
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Monday, June 15, 2015
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Over the past two months, I have started using my own iphone photographs in my work. This component is added to the fractals and 3-D icons I have been using for several years now. Don't want to write too much about this new series at this point, but I will eventually. The series has a working title: where we live. 8 pieces are shown below.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Lotus 20-15 Digital painting. Size variable
I once read a text called the Yoga of the Great Symbol. I don't claim to have comprehended it completely, but one concept has stuck with me over the years, namely "the union of the moving and the non-moving." One way of thinking about this concept is in terms of time and timelessness. I guess the key point is that from the point of view expressed in the text, neither of this pair of opposites describes ultimate reality.
I am thinking about this today, because someone posted a video on Facebook which described the formation of complex molecules in the explosions of stars... Super Novas. The conclusion of the scientist is that we are made of stars. The science is fascinating, but the conclusion is simplistic in a catchy kind of way. Our bodies may be very well be made of the residue of stellar dust, but to paraphrase Thich Nhat Hanh, we are neither the same as stars, nor different. Reducing reality to one concept or another, even a lovely one like being made of stars, is a limit to the freedom of open mind. I could say we are manifestations of limitless cosmos, but that's just another concept.
Posted by Carl Van Brunt at 2/24/2015
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Scott Beall, an excellent jazz guitarist, asked me to project some pictures during his performance with his trio at the Towne Crier in Beacon last night, February 13. Here are some of the new images from the 64 that were projected on two large screens. Other images appear in this blog elsewhere.
Posted by Carl Van Brunt at 2/14/2015