I feel credit is due when a grown man can create a sound reason to play in a sandbox like any average 3 year old. I built a 2 foot square shallow sandbox, which has proven to be a valuable vehicle for generating compositions with arranged objects dramatically lighted. I used it for TSK 8, 19, 20 and 23. I will likely find a desire to use it again for future work.
An artist intent on design —
When an artist works, the world could crash down around them and they’d never know — unless it touched their work — and such is the case as you watch the intensity of Robert H. Troy at work on this stunning piece.
Suppose the inspiration of the piece is an image in the mind, nothing more than a small glowing particle of thought taking form, turning and twisting into shapes unrecognized as yet, though… as it forms, the whole image becomes a real spinning vibration of actions, shadows, lights and surrealistic reality. An artist collects his thoughts into a form and focused intently on recreating the thought, forms a piece of art so magnificently whole that he can see the same piece whether his eyes are open or closed.
The work required to design a piece as detailed as Troy’s art, involves layers of action, decision and perceptual control of the ultimate design. Even the most incremental difference in any layer changes the work of art dramatically because of the function of shadow and light in the design. Without the correct levels of layering, an item appears out of place, distorted or dysfunctional. When a work comes together, light, shadow and form bring perception to the center front and add motion to the conquest.
Inspiration on the wall of the artist’s studio:
Don’t lose your nerve now.
Then, with light and shadow transformed, the work is complete.
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