Fluid dynamics removes the connection between artist and art, surrendering creative control to machinery, blurring boundaries between art and science. This project uses machinery to apply the scientific principles of fluid dynamics into an artistic context, where science and art are equally important. Paint is fed into a mechanical system that mathematically mixes and distributes it across a canvas creating a seemingly abstract expressionist piece.
Have been having a bit or a rest from the project over the christmas period, probably not a great idea as I'm finding it hard to get started again. I'm really keen to persue this project, but it does need a structure which i'm finding hard to discover. The nature of the project requires that i take a step back and allow the work to appear naturally, in other words i dont have a physical envolvement in the creative process. I need to find a way to make this possible, so i can put a bit more creativity into the project. I'm thinking i should take a month out and do some serious research/experimentation and take stock of where project is going, and possibly find it a new direction. Is this a good idea?
Decided today tho that i should get the machine out just to refresh my memory.
The first batch of paintings produced by the 'Fluid Dynamics' machine were a success. The machine was actually quite unpredictable, and needs some problems ironed out. The plan now is to carry on making paintings using the machine, and possibly work on a new machine that follows the same principles in a different manner. Fluid dynamics was shown at 'Art in Woodstock' which was held a couple of weeks ago.
images of fluid dynamics: work inprogress