ABOUT THE WORK
This video, entitled Metavision, is based on a series of digital drawings from a series called Metagraphs, started in 1999. The works were hand-drawn using a graphics tablet and digital stylus connected to a computer.
The drawings were created in a format known as vector graphics, which transcribes each shape, line, and color mathematically, rather than into a grid of pixels. This allows the pieces to be enlarged to virtually any size with no loss of image quality. Most computer images, such as JPEG files, would show degradadation when enlarged. Each composition in this series of 40+ drawings is produced as a digital monoprint on canvas, and as an edition of smaller works on paper, limited to a printing of 100.
In the creation of Metavision, 12 pieces from this series was separated into layers, and animated using commercial animation software. The different segments were then then edited together in a digital video editing suite to formulate the final piece, which is intended to loop continuously. Through movement, the work gives new life to pieces composed over a decade earlier. It was first exhibited as an installation at as exhibition called Techspressionism at 4 North Main Gallery in Southampton NY during the summer of 2011.