Night time on the Grand Canal – Venice, Graphic distortion XVI

23 08 2013

Venice-Grand-Canal-composite-drawing-framed-inverted-IMG_5571sm-XVIsm





Emergence of Order II

19 09 2010
pointillism emergence order dot painting acrylic linen canvas black yellow white red

"Emergence of Order II". Photographic reproduction of original painting. Copyright 2006 Robert Corkery. 80 cm x 80 cm. Acrylic on linen. Red, yellow and white paint applied with a stick in the manner of an Australian aboriginal dot painting. The inspiration for the original work came from the complicated curved and interconnected tunnel structure and surfaces defining the inside of termite mounds. Mathematically these structures can be described in the same geometric language used to describe the huge network of inner membranes in the organelles of living cells, soap bubbles, punctured surfaces of complex black holes and therefore shape of spacetime itself including its strings. The language of differential geometry and topology is used to formally describe these surfaces and their inherent curvature. When Einstein read that Riemann introduced a concept that distance at any point in space changes depending on the distribution of matter in it, led him to a search for a geometric theory of gravity beginning around 1912 and three years later to celebrated general theory of relativity. The way that matter moves is determined by the curvature of the space. So the existence of forces in the universe is equivalent to the existence of curvature. The particular pattern in this painting was generated in a computer simulation using a 3D random Gaussian field of waves and then taking a cross section through it. The computer generated pattern was printed out onto gridded paper, and then I hand drew the pattern from the paper onto canvas. Dots of pure red, yellow and white were then applied to the canvas, painstakingly over several months. The patterns that emerged were not planned and surprised me as they became ordered, particularly as the painting proceded. This emergence of order is reminescent of the emergence of order in the evolution of the termite mound structure over geological time and over the lifetime of an individual nest. It mimics the order emerging in Nature due to evolutionary processes. This painting is the second dot painting in a series made on this topic. The first was destroyed in a deliberately lit apartment fire in New York City a few years ago. But a photograph remains!. The same type of pattern was used in the "oil spill" and "random Gaussian field" digitally created pieces posted earlier on this website.





Color-on-black-digital

7 08 2010

color black colour shapes negative space positive Miro Picasso digital painting graphic design shape generator





Fauve girl XIII

3 08 2010

Fauve girl colour purple pink orange brown lilac vampire





white on white digital 2- II

2 08 2010

white on white digital painting





Multi-Princess 8f-I

3 07 2010

princess Victoria Sweden Warhol





Princess Victoria portrait VI-c

24 06 2010

Digitally hand coloured black and white photo. Copyright 2010 Robert Corkery





Egyptian book of the dead – variation number 5

12 06 2010
Egypt Egyptian pyramids hieroglyphics scale after-life judgement

Egyptian book of the dead - variation number 5. The Egyptian figures are from the Papyrus of Hunefer (ca. 1375 B.C.). The heart of Hunerfer is weighed against the feather of truth to determine the hunter's fate after death.





Dance in nine movements III

6 06 2010

ballerina ballet dance spotlight stage graphic design cartoon





Red rumped parrot in flight with artificial digital turbulent wake

6 06 2010
red rumped parrot digital painting turbulence flight bird

I caught a glimpse of this shy but apparently common bird in a 400 mm telephoto zoom. Some digital turbulence was added as homage to their fleetness towards my lens.








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