You might look at the above image and wonder just what it is you’re seeing—an alien landscape? The world of microorganisms? A CG-creation? All of the above? The patterns and forms are actually liquids shot in closeup swirling around in a glass container.
They’re the work of Isreali artist J.D. Doria who describes his work as “painting as multitude” and his recent series The Petri Dish Project is, you might be able to guess, inspired by the Petri dish.
“It comes to replace the canvas and the paper.” Doria says, speaking about the dish usually associated with science, but which is now increasingly becoming a tool used in art. “It is placed upon a light-table and above it, on a crane, a digital camera is positioned for high resolution close ups. Within the Petri dish I am “growing” images using different mélanges of liquid colors and materials.” These materials have different reactive properties and this, combined with the different colors, creates the interactions which Doria photographs the dynamics of to create his abstract images, which take inspiration from Jackson Pollock and his contemporaries.
After enhancing the images, Doria selects a set he likes choosing a circular photo to capture the initial stages, which is followed by a number of images which have been extracted from the process. (via Liquid Landscapes Inspired By Abstract Expressionism | The Creators Project)
I am extremely biased here since the artist is a long time friend and I admire his work.Notwithstanding I believe JD Doria is doing something quite unusual.. enjoy
"…still enduring all this pain."