Limitlessness and the sublime: illuminating notions
This project explores the basic tenets of abstract expressionism and is considered in relation to the idea of the sublime, limitlessness and the formless. In this research I am interested in investigating the progression from two-dimensional non-representational painting, through experimentation with light mediating materials to projection of the painting via the medium of film. Light is used to intensify the image with a view to expand the viewer’s awareness and understanding of the sublime. The research seeks to find ways that allow the viewer to explore the feeling of uncertainty and the sensation of wonderment. Through an ephemeral spaciousness that has no boundaries, the spectator is encouraged through contemplation to transform their experiences of the finite in order to approach the infinite and the sublime.