I have been having a great time putting up YouTube videos of my work. YouTube is the perfect way to show my spheres in motion and give a brief explanation of them. This is a look around the Termesphere Gallery in the Black Hills.
The video I did of REFLECTING THROUGH shows a Termesphere that seems to reach a new level. If you first realize that the room you are looking at is a total 360 degree view and that the back side of the sphere is conceptually behind you, it won’t surprise you that if the clear areas are mirrors, the reflection you see in them is the true reflection of the other side of the room. There are a few surprises that happen when you compare the mirrors to the outside of the ball room.
There is also a video of a 16” Termesphere, the SIX SENSES. This uses the six point perspective to show the five senses plus the sense of Intuition. Each of the six “Senses”: the sense of touch through the fingers, the sense of sight through the eye, the sense of hearing through the ear, the sense of smell through the nose and Intuition through the top of the head is found on a vanishing point.
A new 24” Termesphere helps to explain 6 point perspective. It is entitled the PERSPECTIVE SPHERE. It shows one point perspective within the spherical painting and show how much of the full sphere that one point perspective system uses. It then talks about 2 point and 3 point perspective through six point perspective. I hope this piece will help people understand how my six point perspective builds from traditional perspective systems.
UP IS DOWN…
A 16 inch diameter spherical painting that plays with the concept of What If the horizon of the Earth went back to land rather than going to sky? Both ends of the buildings moving across the horizon only go to down positions. There is no UP in this piece.
GARGOYLES OF ST. DENIS
A 12 inch diameter sphere St. Denis Cathedral in northern Paris. It is one of the first Gothic Cathedrals ever built and was where the kings and queens of France were buried for years. I decided to ask the gargoyles normally found on the outside of the building to come inside for this painting.
If you would like to browse through all 29 YouTube videos, go to my YouTube Channel.