This diptych takes "A Lovely Coco Palms Evening It Is (B) from another triptych work of mine and combines with a kaleidoscopic version of it to make a new comparable diptych.
I'm working on a Kaleidoscopic series of all my nature images. This series has grown from my kaleidoscopic backgrounds I used in my Buddha series, then in The Immaculate Forest Hula Prayer Dance" works.
I was feeling frustrated that more nature art is not in the big fine arts galleries (except those galleries owned by the nature photographer) and felt nature photography is under appreciated by fine art galleries and decided I needed to do something different to bring attention to my work, so I started playing around and made multiple kaleidoscopes of each image.
Each kaleidoscope seemed to highlight a new feature, texture or color and in comparing it to the original image, one is able to "see" more in the original image... more texture, more color, more shape, more of the images' features. The comparison enables multiple realities or dimensions or universes, each one enhancing the qualities of the other.
I feel that by comparing the original images with a kaleidoscopic image of it, the viewer suddenly appreciates the original more than they would have just seeing the nature image in it original form. I wanted to force the viewer to really "see" my images in order to better connect with them.
This comparison of images really seems to work. I guess it is because we do live in a world of dualities, happy-sad, rich-poor, popular-lonely, yet I feel my work is no so opposing, but rather it is revealing... beauty-more beauty.