J o a q u i n C a r t e r
The 'Bifurcation' series is the result of a combination of the exploration of new creative possibilities of a centuries old painting technique known as decalcomania, and the use of micro photography to produce photographic enlargements which reveal a world of details which otherwise can not be seen by the naked eye.
By working with the characteristic properties of the pigment itself such as viscosity, dilution, and fluidity, the interaction between paint and surface manifests itself as bifurcating flow patterns. My objective was to explore the various ways in which the bifurcating structures can morph into various configurations with which different compositions can be achieved.
The photographic images represent a visual record of an investigation of a little explored painting technique and confirms the notion that new and exciting results can be achieved through the investigation of traditional mediums and can result in fresh new visual imagery.
'Bifurcation' Photographic series.