A press release from Vlad Bjornson:
Join me as I celebrate the re-opening of my New World Gallery. Organic Symmetry is an exploration of the shapes and colors provided by Mother Nature, viewed through a distorted digital lens. Undulating colors and self-similar shapes are combined in a variety of ways to create an immersive, full-sensory experience.
The works begin their life as RL digital photos captured in the wild places of the Pacific Northwest. Moss & bark, flowers & leaves, earth and sky. I take these images into Photoshop, exploring the shapes and color combinations that arise as I experiment. I have always been a fan of symmetrical compositions and the self-similar shapes found in Nature, and I enjoy creating my own variations on these themes.
I brought these manipulated images into SL for further experimentation. In here I can combine the images in new ways, put them in motion, create interactive pieces that surprise and delight. I never know what this Mashup of tools and ideas will bring about, but I know what I like when I find it. :) This Organic Symmetry show includes digitally manipulated photos, interactive sculptures, kinetic art, video installations - even a symmetrical space created specifically for this collection.
MoShang Zhao will also be joining us for a live musical performance. His music is a perfect fit for this show. Energetic yet introspective - a blend of traditional Chinese music, ambient sounds, and hip-hop flavors. He calls it 'Chinese Chill'. You can learn more about MoShang at his website: http://moshang.net/
I will also be providing some live visuals to accompany MoShang's music. Pictures, videos, particles, and other colorful eye-candy drawn from the same pool of natural imagery.
See you at the show!