The Watercolors Series of images was born from the result of lousy weather and my refusal to be imprisoned in my Prague hotel because of some rain!
Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet
Armed with an umbrella, rain parka, plastic bags and a few rubber bands, I defiantly took to the wet Prague streets. I soon noticed how the historic architecture reflected in the pooling water on the cobblestone streets. The interplay of the floating reflections against the cobblestones created interesting contradictions. The images were not “obvious”, but rather amusing deceptions that lure viewers with misleading clues. The resulting images are not optical illusions but rather intentional “deceptions”. The images had similar qualities to the watercolor paintings of J.M.W. Turner (1775 – 1851), John Singer Sargent (1856 – 1925) and Winslow Homer (1836 – 1910). The pavement or cobblestones had a similar appearance to the texture of watercolor paper which pushed and aided the illusion even further. A breeze hitting the surface reflections, mimicked the effect of working wet watercolor paint on a wet surface.
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(I’ve tried to appease both American and British by varying the spelling of Watercolours, Watercolors)