"Optical illusions that will make your brain hurt." I am using Op art, short for optical art, as a style... Read More
"Optical illusions that will make your brain hurt." I am using Op art, short for optical art, as a style of visual art that uses optical illusions. ‘I love the idea of “the impossible image” – the idea of there being no limits and of using the photograph as the basis for an image that’s in my head.’
My compositions become like another world where sensuous body figures merge with the environment and transform to become new compositional structures. My imaginary worlds remove my viewer from their commonly understood vantage points because it’s impossible to know where the photographer’s eye is in relationship to the subjects. Using this technique I take the viewer into more surreal, magical worlds. By compositionally emphasizing light and color through selective focus, I am creating compositions that promote my feelings of delicacy and gracefulness. I like putting the viewer in a position to speculate what and where it is they are seeing. Because of this, the images evoke ideas around vantage points, perception, and imagination. I like creating what I call ‘impossible images’, but I love classic photographs too. I don’t really discern between classical and pop. I love great images. A simple black and white landscape can be beautiful. I love nudes as well.