Mälaren algal bloom composition I

10 10 2010
algae algal bloom Mälaren Stockholm lake shadows reeds water

Algal bloom Norr Mälarstrand Lake Mälaren Stockholm 9 October 2010





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





Långholmen sunset silhouette

26 07 2010
Långholmen beach sunset July 2010 child mother water sun light warm summer

Långholmen sunset 22 July 2010.





Oil Spill I

16 06 2010
oil spill BP deepwater horizon

50,000 barells per day with a proportion of this dispersed with detergents has probably contaminated 100's of millions to billions of gallons of water in the Gulf of Mexico. Sea life ecological communities could be in real danger. There could be a giant burst of microbes on its way. Lets hope the hurricanes hold off for a while longer.





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.





Total eclipse by balloon

3 06 2010

Total eclipse by balloon, Stockholm 2010





Arnolfo di Cambio IX

27 04 2010
Arnolfo di Cambio IX sculpture Florence Piazza del Duomo by Luigi Pampaloni, Firenze, Florence, Italy

Hand coloured digital photograph of a Luigi Pampaloni sculpture. The featured Tuscan sculptor and architect, Arnolfio di Cambio, worked in Florence in the 13th century . I painted the colours of di Cambio as they might have been - not necessarily as they were. Update: 7 Aug 2010 - The photography for this image was take just after sunrise in Florence, 2009. Digitally coloured April 2010.








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