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A flower for Sarity

A flower for...

There is a story that comes from ancient Japan...

Series: Memories of Brighton Beach 4

Series:...

I grew up in walking along the shore of...

Central Park Run I

Central Park Run I

In order to see really fine textures (high...

Manhattan

Manhattan

The original dimensions here are 48"x 22.5"....

Portrait of a flower

Portrait of a...

A homage to a 16th century painter, G Acrimboldo

 East of Hell's Kitchen

East of Hell's...

Manhattan has an incredible mix of...

An Unfolding

An Unfolding

At its peak, the orange and yellow petals have...

Cleopatra's Needle

Cleopatra's Needle

This obelisk, known as Cleopatra's Needle, was...

The Runner

The Runner

The texture of light as it sculpts objects in...

Color Composition 4

Color...

This is the same image in color. The same...

Floating Clock Tower

Floating Clock...

This is an image of the reflection from north...

Series: Memories of Brighton 7

Series:...

This is from the Memories of Brighton Beach...

The Light Before the Storm

The Light...

The texture of objects is sculpted by any light...

Slow Motion Conflict

Slow Motion...

Trees compete for space and resources but at a...

Blue Dusk

Blue Dusk

There's a 10 minute period, about a half hour...

 The Lunch Break

The Lunch Break

I was wandering around the site of the World...

Times Square Worker

Times Square...

Wearing little more than paint and feathers,...

Autumn at the the Central Park Pond II

Autumn at the...

My treatment of this image was influenced by...

Series: Memories of Brighton Beach 6

Series:...

I was in the middle of a conversation with two...

Winter Solstice Dance

Winter Solstice...

On the longest night of the year, at exactly...

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  • Shoots: Abstract, Animals / Wild Life, Architectural, Black & White, Landscapes, Other
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ARTIST BIO
For the past 25 years or so, I've been teaching visual perception to undergraduates in psychology and biology. However, about 10 years ago I was asked to teach in a different venue and to a different population of students: Students in the visual arts. Faced with this challenge, I found myself wondering how an understanding of the biology and psychology of sensation and perception might benefit the work of a visual artist. Why is it that sometimes a black and white image is more visually compelling than one in full color and sometimes not? Can an understanding of how the brain's machinery extracts information from the pattern of light falling on the retina, give artists an additional set of tools and insights that inform their choices in how to arrange the light, shadow, color and textures of the media in which they work. Much of my own work then, has been an attempt to explore the implications of questions like these and experiment with some their tentative answers. But this is perhaps all a bit too technical. So, there is also this: Ultimately, I hope that when all the dust settles, my work can be thought of as a celebration of human vision.
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