recent works - (enchanted forest - fireflies series)



The enchanted forest/fireflies series alludes to the brain as a forest of neurons where conscious experience is indicated by neural sparks like fireflies. Growing up in Nigeria, most evenings were an enchanted experience as fireflies darted everywhere.

INTERACTIVE VISUAL ELEMENT - Painting as a collaboration with the viewer's neurology. My diptych paintings explore both the visual perception of color and the psycho-physiological experience of seeing an after-image. I use tangible acrylic paint and rely on the intangible colors generated by the neurology of the viewer to complete the paintings.

If the viewer stares fixedly at the center of the left panel for about twenty seconds, and then transfers gaze to the center of the right panel, an after-image will appear in the complementary colors.





Enchanted forest - Fireflies 3, 2014
wool and graphite on canvas
Diptych, Each Panel 54 x 60 ins.  (Overall 54 x120 ins.)


After-Image 3 - The skin of things  2014
wool and graphite on canvas
Diptych, Each Panel 15"x15" (Overall size15"x30")





 
Enchanted Forest - Fireflies 2, 2014
Acrylic, wool and graphite on canvas
Diptych, each panel - 46 x 48 ins. (overall 46 x 96 ins.)




After-Image 2 - The skin of things  2014
wool and graphite on canvas
Diptych, Each Panel 15 x15 ins (Overall size15x30 ins)





 
Enchanted Forest- Fireflies 1,2014
wool and graphite on canvas
Diptych, each panel 24 x 24 ins. (overall - 24 x 48 ins.)

Enchanted Forest- Fireflies 4,2014
wool and graphite on canvas
Diptych, each panel 24 x 24 ins. (overall - 24 x 48 ins.)