Shape Shifting Perspectives

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If you and I were to go back to the earliest purposeful distortions of linear perspective we would look at ancient Greece and the construction of the Parthenon. The designers knew that the building could appear longer if the viewer … Continued

Building Translucence

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The dazzling spectacle of translucent water revealing two different palettes within the same visual field always seduces my eye.  The palette below the water is more subdued, often occluded by surface motion, shadows, reflections and floating material. The palette of … Continued

Directing Sunlight

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Landscape artists of the 17th century fell under the spell of the mysteries offered through directed sunlight and shadow. The painting surface became a platform for theatrical stage lighting. It would influence later stage sets and their illumination just as … Continued

High Seas, High Contrasts

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The drama of waves crashing against rocks attracts us with its bright contrasts of sunlight and shadow, its dynamic continuity, always changing never static, its theatrical thunderous sound, and,  its sparkling explosions. We are biologically hard-wired to attend to high … Continued

Translucent Layering

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I recall two favorite desserts from childhood.  One was layer cake. Pan cakes were always a relative disappointment. I missed the beauty of those layers. The other was apple strudel. Again, it was those delicate multiple pastry layers that appealed … Continued