Why water paintings and not just water photography?

  Water paintings: Photographs are imprints of the past. A painting can be something else. Above is a photograph taken with an iPhone looking out an airplane window. It shows the Atlantic ocean from about 2000 feet –comprising an area less than a square mile. The shutter speed is approximately 1/125th of a second. In that incredibly short amount of time, in this extremely small area of a vast ocean we can see the potential for a limitless number of watery, sea-foam paintings. I've highlighted five possible frames in red. I am making the argument that --when gazing at a foamy, watery painting-- you are looking, through an apparatus --not a representation of the past as in the above photograph-- but a window onto "the now".  In the time you spend gazing at a watery painting (somewhere out at sea) the exact event is occurring. With these painting, my intention is to create a kind of anomalous reality rather than representational or lyrical abstractions.    

 

Water paintings: Photographs are imprints of the past. A painting can be something else.
Above is a photograph taken with an iPhone looking out an airplane window. It shows the Atlantic ocean from about 2000 feet –comprising an area less than a square mile. The shutter speed is approximately 1/125th of a second. In that incredibly short amount of time, in this extremely small area of a vast ocean we can see the potential for a limitless number of watery, sea-foam paintings. I've highlighted five possible frames in red.

I am making the argument that --when gazing at a foamy, watery painting-- you are looking, through an apparatus --not a representation of the past as in the above photograph-- but a window onto "the now".  In the time you spend gazing at a watery painting (somewhere out at sea) the exact event is occurring.

With these painting, my intention is to create a kind of anomalous reality rather than representational or lyrical abstractions.

 

 

  CNN Headline, March 15, 2014: Malasia Flight 370 A quote from the above CNN story: "Stephen Wood, a former CIA analyst and satellite imagery expert, said the satellites could be seeing something as simple as whitecaps, which he said can look deceptively like solid objects."

 

CNN Headline, March 15, 2014: Malasia Flight 370

A quote from the above CNN story: "Stephen Wood, a former CIA analyst and satellite imagery expert, said the satellites could be seeing something as simple as whitecaps, which he said can look deceptively like solid objects."

#1 Rorschach card with Snellen chart     http://artinterviewsny.com/view-inside-jonathan-quinn/

#1 Rorschach card with Snellen chart

 

 

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