Large Fluid Dynamics Painting
70” x 140”
The robotic work cell evolved to meet the specs for this enormous painting, which still had to be painted in 1/6 sections. The resulting image is a field of movement pulling the viewer into the directional brushstrokes and negative space.
How do you get a viewer physically engaged, an active participant? One way is with visual movement across a large expanse of canvas. The eye will follow directional brushwork and dwell upon smaller areas of detail. Large swaths of negative space (where there are no brushstrokes) will enhance this flowing, overall effect.
This entailed challenging Dulcinea to make a painting taller and wider than she was originally created for, and even larger than what he could paint in fourths by shifting the canvas, as had been done in previous paintings.