At the february 2016 I took a part in the Young Modern Artists exhibition in Brest/Belarus. It was a useful experience, because the are tons of small but important things on a way of exporting your idea to the real life.
The image by itself was born in 2013 after manipulations with a macro photo, of leaves & flowers. There is quite popular trick to mirror an image to get an abstract & more complex Forms. I used it too, to get this “alien head”.
My interest to macro photography is grounded on the idea of capturing & exploring Natural form complexity. Most of the time natural Structures looks chaotic for people, but Chaos, by it self, still is an order, but on a higher level of organization. I tried to use this natural complicity, to produce the Image with a some kind of meditative effect. Such effect should be achieved because of a big number of small details & a a large size of a print. This way, while investigating a photo, observer will be immersed in a process, fully focusing attention of the image.
The next level of visual complexity provided by the a symmetrical organization of the Objects composition. It works in a same way as in Rorschach test images. Observer is able to give a personal interpretation of the image he looks at. – this way each Person has a chance to touch to unconscious part of his Personality.
Rudolf Arnheim wrote a book related to the topic “Art and visual perception”. I tried to implement some ideas of visual perception in this Project.
Originally the first Image I did is different from one which was finally printed. First image was based on .jpeg file. I used as a base for experimentations but the final quality wasn’t enough for printing in a large size. I reassembled it, using original .Raw file & the concept of the Image was changed:
Below You will find some photos from the assembly process & Exhibition opening.