Category Archives: art

Pavement Numbers Loop

Another abstract construction in the opArt series.

Posted in animation, art

Swirly Abstract Cloud(s) Loop

Seriously, I just figured out that you can loop embeds on Vimeo!  Optical illusion:  if you stare at this long enough, and stop it manually, it will appear to reverse direction and keep moving,  slowly. opArt loops are like little … Continue reading

Posted in animation, art, work in progress

Catalogue: a visit to the American Museum of Natural History

Shooting with a digital SLR, I sort of animate my way through portions of the American Museum of Natural History (New York City).  Entire sequence was edited “in camera”.  Each of the 16 tiles contains the same movie, but offset in … Continue reading

Posted in animalia, art, ephemera

Amber World w.i.p.

Amber World or Tripped in Amber, something like that, exists as a set of abstracted loops constructed from single frame images (from the American Museum of Natural History), mainly dinosaurs, layered, animated and creatively degraded (as to render the original … Continue reading

Posted in animation, art, work in progress

“The Age of Reptiles” by Rudolph Zallinger

This is a partial view of a large mural (110 feet wide, 16 feet high) completed in 1947 by art student Rudolph Zallinger for the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History.  A few years later, it appeared in LIFE Magazine as a … Continue reading

Posted in art, personal reflection

“Night Trips”: nocturnal experiments

A collection of photographic abstractions stemming from a disparate collection of nocturnal time-lapse shots collected over the last few years.  Improvisations, if you will.

Posted in art, cinema, work in progress

Bruce Conner and the Art of Juxtaposition

Dennis Hopper called Bruce Conner “the most important artist of the 20th century”.  He frequently recycled stock footage, found objects, photographs, clippings, whatever, into “assemblages” filled with irony, humor & pathos.  I first encountered Conner via “A MOVIE” in High … Continue reading

Posted in art, awesome

Lang Lang and dancer Marquese Scott team up for Chopin’s “Ocean” etude

Here’s a wonderful pairing of the great Lang Lang performing Chopin’s “Ocean” etude along with dancer Marquese Scott’s inspired moves.  A refreshing idea:  taking the music out of the Concert Hall.  Works for me!

Posted in art, music (classical)

Soothing Greenery

Just looking down on some kind of water plants, blowing in the wind, somewhat manipulated to create a loop.  Not that it matters, but filmed with an iPhone in Point Reyes National Seashore…

Posted in art, moments

“Molten Cubes” trippy abstract loop

 

Posted in animation, art, work in progress