In keeping with my personal explorations into form and
space I have added a new
element to the previous series known as Index of Refraction:
My new study is large-ly
based on autonomous landscapes in inner space. By zeroing
in on a particular
aspect of the landscape, the focus is now on cultivating
an ornament for the
autonomous landscapes. The impetus for this came after
I was drawn in and
inspired by a simple poem, the ode to the grace and beauty
of an intricate flower.
With further inspection I discovered an interesting relationship
and the certain particulars that make up the landscapes.
They are both natural and
artificial; by this I mean we are surrounded by untouched
nature as well as cultivat-ed,
and "touched" by nature meaning modified, groomed
and artificially evolved.
(i.e. Forest meeting city, Beach meeting Boardwalk) Hence
we witness the birth of
perpetual evolution and development. Now there are thousands
of inspired correlations
to compare and relate to, but I have been drawn to a flower
called the camellia not
exclusively because of its beauty, but because of its
evolution and propagation.
The first documentation came about 1690, this, the beginning
of its recorded graceful
evolution and development.
This series, called "Abstract Monographs," loosely
models the process in which the
camellia was graphed into the new flowers from the principal
varieties. In keeping
with my own evolution this series gives me a chance to
create a new Hybrid species
to accent the previous artificial landscapes based on
nature as well, ultimately
satisfying not only evolution but the genesis of expression
by appropriate means.
BY Ron Reihel