My current body of work, Eglomise’ w Reflective Elements I.e. reverse painting on plate glass mirror, may be considered a new genre of artistic expression. I work with new plate glass mirror panels where the silver / reflective coating applied to the back of a mirror is my canvas. Applying an alkaline solution onto this silver reflective coating darkens and degrades the surface of the silver. Some of the reflective coating is lost in process, creating windows of clear glass. I then paint onto the back of the glass to achieve the desired effect where color and the remaining reflective coating are viewed from the front of the glass.
Color and form are not controlled by my determination to create anything that would resemble an exact representation of the natural world, or heavens but, perhaps a view through the looking glass into another world. I want to hide objective thought, where subjective reason might stand in the forefront.
Art courts the physic, most human’s respond to color emotionally, visually intemperate and or imagine. Color, form and symbols interpreted by culture and experience, we reason and feel by way of subjective and objective reasoning. These windows of abstract color and form are a behind the looking glass effort, a photo mosaic where neuroscience and imagination create opportunity for personal introspection, consideration of other dimensions, life just out side of our present existence. Where our bodies are a composite of all of the elements of our universe and when looking through the glass, one might consider the origin of our existence, we see ourselves in the art, a reflection of creation.