Photographic experiments uniting art and science.
From an early age I was torn between pursuing a pathway in science or art and it is through my work as a photographer and photomedia artist I am now able to combine them.
Influenced at an early age by work from Stephen Dalton capturing insects and birds in flight my interest in photography and natural history photography began. Since the invention of this particular area of flash photography by “The Doc” Harold Edgerton with his revolutionising flash technology at MIT, today we are lucky with his heritage in an age of miniaturisation.
Responses to the environment and surroundings where art and science combine.
Science is a rational response to the surroundings and environment, whereas art has an emotional approach to the same environment, here I am attempting to bring these together with the science driving the artistic interpretation. The science may appeal to the “brain” and the art to the “heart”. Using paint as a starting point these responses have been influenced by Jackson Pollack, however the laws of physics have been controlled as much as they can, the resulting work also has a sense of natural randomness within unlike Pollack who visualised his canvas and had some form of control and placing of the dripping paint.
Aiming to bring the areas of science and art together, photography experiments are used as a means to bring an ephemeral universe into existence; using forces within science that create a fragility to liquids being pulled by gravity, surface tension, centrifugal forces, temperature, sound.
These fluid sculptures may exist for less than a second, yet in their moment of creation demonstrate an essence of purity and almost harmony before they come crushing down into chaos and oblivion.
© yon marsh 2017
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