The area behind an altar in a church is called a reredos.
There is no central figure or character as the focus of attention within the artwork’s frame. The central figure in this piece is outside the artwork itself, the viewer. A subtle reference to Las Meninas, but more importantly a statement of the direct unmediated connection to the divine. There are no symbols, figures, protocols, or rules, only the infinite and timeless spirit.
The motion in the piece is an actualization of a dream. Not only is it the actualization of the artist’s dream, it also brings into motion the aspirations of Baroque decorative architecture. The animation style of a sequence without a start or finish is representative of the cyclical and perpetually renewing nature of life. We’re part of an endless flow dipping for just a moment into this individuality before returning again to the source.
The work seeks to represent Antiquity and the Renaissance as part of a deeper cultural root that is still thriving despite the massive shifts in style that reshaped our cultural landscapes starting in the 20th century. Decorative arts is once again thriving, and the NeoBaroque is seeking to expand the creative possibilities that were previously limited by the need to create physically based artwork.
The artwork is a 1200×1200 x 6 second seamlessly looping video, presented as a 18s video.