Visual Fugues
In 2015 I began an artistic study of the Euclidean concepts of translation, reflection, and rotation. Using a system of connecting circles placed at the edges of 2 or 4 equal sized canvases allows the pieces to be reconfigured, maintaining continuity from panel to panel. In the 4 panel pieces, elements of the 2x2 matrix can be switched left to right and top to bottom yielding 4 unique images. In the two panel pieces, 4 unique images can be made by rotating each panel in place. The geometry has been designed to recombine, often in surprising puzzle-like ways. Imagery of eyes, lips, faces, and heads, repeat in variations that chase each other around psychedelic landscapes, which I now call "Visual Fugues".

Website Notes
The Nearvana web layout tool was used to create the a series of different views of the same images/data. Using the previous/next buttons steps thru a series of re-interpretations of the layout. The interplay of web techniques and original images are meant to be playful and engaging. It was designed for a screen with a width of 1200 pixels.

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Why not a fugue?
At it's most fundamental a fugue is a chase. Threads of ideas interweave and lead each other. They develop and presumeably lead to resolution. How did it get to this? Mathematical formulas underlying everything?

The use of the fugue as an organising principle is an extension of the musical form. The statement of the theme, replies, questions lead to answers. Ideas chase each other. The relationship of ideas is like a binary tree. Pathways represent choices. Choices result in factoids. Factoids represent the basic quanta of facts. Smash a few of them together and you get fractal determinism. is there such a thing? Yes. No. Do the math and get back to me. Email your carefully considered reply to almost@nearvana.ca
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