Oil painting on canvas.Measures 20x24x1 inches. Original design. Signed.
White light comprises all hues on the visible light spectrum. Many consider black to be a color because you combine other pigments to create it on paper. Yet, properly combined black and white can evoke a sense of light. This tension between dark and light is accentuated in this study.
This painting is one of my optical illusion studies. Optical illusions occur because our brain is trying to interpret what we see and make sense of the world around us. Because this is our visual response, the work appears differently from viewing to viewing. (#31124)
Now in a private collection, this design includes two spirals on a grid inspired by the sign Pisces and the sign of its ruling planet, Neptune. It is the final work in my 1981-1985 rendering of the signs of the zodiac. See https://amyione.com/pisces/ for more details and Christopher W. Tyler’s rendering of the design using Matlab.