"Bio Luminous"

 

There is an image seen through a boys eyes while diving that persists, that of the vibrancy of marine life in Miami, the octopus. The octopus changes the color, form, shape, and texture of its skin to ward off prey, to camouflage, to attract a mate. In painting, this primitive conception of color as a function of biology is replicated through my work with external sources of additive light that is used to alter the shape, form, and color on the canvas in sequential form ”light, being ultimately, color in motion plus time.

Without the limitation of narrative, the psychosis of color red equals dangers, but from where do the evolutionary, the psychological roots of this association come from and the effects of its alteration by additive light's physiology; its illusion of motion, came into focus.