words and art by w a l t e r w s m i t h

into abstraction | form and mutation | a history before now | a life after yesterday


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My series “Into Abstraction” continues with the video “Form and Mutation” – “A History Before Now, A Life After Yesterday”. Like the previous videos in this 2015 series, “Into Abstraction” is an exploration of abstract forms, digital processing and kinetic visual constructs. Each video in the series expresses a distinct form of motion and visual perspective. This new piece, “Form and Mutation” is circular in its movement (the two previous videos were linear). And its emphasis is on the emotional sense of life spinning, evolving, and mutating into new forms of expression and ambiguity. In keeping with my overall process of linking one video to the next, I implore many similar effects and visual elements from previous work into each new piece: Subtle nuances and connectivity is important to the elemental construct; with bold shifting colors, fused layers of imagery, and glowing white highlights being an important part of the process. They, along with my personal subjective themes of memory attachments, also play an intricate part of the surreal and abstract expression found in all my work. Musically, I am continuing to create ambient soundscapes mostly from organic and industrial sources, sound samples, and spoken word. This is a multi-layered aural construct. Dense and complex.

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4 responses

  1. Another beautiful piece of abstract art. I find it quite moving (in the emotional sense) I get the impression that you could stop it at any point and have a wonderful image in its own right. Tony

    March 21, 2015 at 11:50 am

    • Thanks Tony for your thoughts. The idea of finding an emotional context within an abstract work or art is both beautiful and personal, not only for the creator but the viewer as well. Thanks for stopping by.

      March 21, 2015 at 1:11 pm

  2. Ceceilia

    I am totally enthralled with your art! So creative. Love it.

    May 16, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    • Thank you. I appreciate you taking time to check out my work. And the comment.

      May 16, 2015 at 4:45 pm

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