This is my artist’s statement — it’s how I work
I love the artist’s statement, “Blah blah blah blahblah blah blah…” I wish I knew who to credit for it — maybe it’s just an artist’s urban legend. I’m opting here for Show & Tell. To know me, see how I work. I ask “what if” and then find out. So I’m full of questions? So was the ‘satiable Elephant’s Child. Endearing, yes?
See also my former artist’s statement, The Pungent Futility of the Artist’s Statement
moire [moiré] n. an independent usually shimmering pattern seen when two geometrically regular patterns (such as two sets of parallel lines or two halftone screens) are superimposed especially at an acute angle. Merriam-Webster
In Photoshop I’ve been able to play with interference effects — you may know them as moire patterns. Because you see them on a pixel-grid screen your eyes may register differences in a moire pattern shown at several sizes. I assume this is because the grids interfere with each other.
In the illustration below you see two sets of parallel lines of dots being offset to produce a moire pattern. I like how they combine, work with Photoshop’s layer effects, contrast with non-moire art effects in the same artwork.
Last image, The Cove, uses a riot of snipped-up interference patterns to convey choppy waters.
I’m a big fan of any kind of distortion. I once made a recording of small handmade glass balls being rolled inside a hubcap. Then I slowed it to the maximum my software allowed. I can fall blissfully into the spell of that recording still.