Refractions; Acrylic on board, various sizes
Refractions explores the inter-relationship of color, shape, rhythm and harmony. The canvas is divided into simple geometric shapes that fit together similar to a quilt or a city map. An underlying pattern, although complex and hard to detect, introduces a familiar grid-like scaffolding, which provides a harmonizing structure for the entire piece. The seemingly random placement of the various shapes actually, plays an integral role within the larger unified composition.
The compositional relationship between the different colors, is highly dependent on the order in which they are perceived by the viewer, for example, if one sees red then orange, or perhaps one starts with orange and then notices teal, etc…. In this sense, the observer, actually completes the work and on each viewing creates a new version of the piece for themselves.