|studio panorama: projecting the image, masking it off to paint on the wall, then calibrating the projected colors.|
|projecting into the mirror|
Additionally, because of the shape of a sundial's gnomon, Euclid began using the word gnomon to mean the subtraction of a parallelogram from a larger, similar parallelogram, resulting in a fracturing/fragmenting of form. This was the basis for my imagery, beginning with a square and gnomonizing it until it becomes a fractured, multiplicitous design reminiscent of some of the mandala imagery I've been using.
|the "gnomonized" square image|
The fractured multiplicity within the image then reinforced in the viewer's shadow. The projected image is reflected off of a mirror on its way to the wall, creating multiple beams for the viewer's body to obstruct, resulting in two viewer shadows of differing sizes. The image itself is then also multiplied and fractured yet again by showing up on the wall, in the mirror, and on the surface of the mirror itself.
Ultimately I see this installation as a prototype for something bigger and far more disorienting, using many mirrors. But I had to start somewhere :-)