A galaxy not too far away

I’ve been looking out for new galaxies this week in the lab; luckily I came across some. Here are a few images I managed to capture, including some newborn stars.

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‘Many newborns’

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‘Red turbulence’

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‘Galactic rhythms’

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‘Red hole’

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Wheels within wheels

I have been going over my recent footage of vortices, and it’s wonderful to see the regular rhythms set up by the swirl and flow of these forms. They have the regularity of clockwork, and even if the flow is disturbed by a new influx of ink, they will soon settle back into their rhythm again. I’m working on the movies now; meanwhile here are three images; the first two being movie stills.

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‘Swirls within swirls’

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‘Baroque periodicity’

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‘Directional dilemmas/Psychedelic spiral/Elaborations’

Going in deep

The illusion of depth in images is something I always aim for. I like to think that the viewer can take a walk around my pictures in their mind’s eye, to be in a new place for a while.

Here are three images which will hopefully conjure up that illusion for you – two images of light and glass, and one from Exeter University Streatham campus.

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‘Possibilities within the clouds’

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‘Through coloured gateways’

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‘sapmap shimmer’

Complicated vortices

In the lab today, I was trying to get a few more of the whirlpool-vortices effect.

Here are a few I captured:

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‘Spiral diver’

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‘Retro red’

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‘Spiralography in green’

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‘Red delineation’

Flo-viz goes on the walls!

I was delighted recently to be able to supply the Centre for Business and Climate Solutions at Exeter University Streatham campus with some of my work for their new office.

I’m a great believer in having a visually interesting work environment – pictures are good for the soul! – and have always been especially pleased when my images have gone onto office walls. The walls at the Centre are painted a soft grey – the perfect background for my bright colours!

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‘Pastoral waters’, ‘On top of the bay’ ‘New sculpted leaf’

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‘Saponiferae’ behind the reception desk

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‘Little pebble’

Swirls and whorls … vortex time!

A few whirlpools from the lab today. I’ve made some movies too, and it’s fascinating to watch the different speeds of flow, visualized by the different coloured inks. It’s also interesting to watch the slower-flow vortices form around the main one. I’ll post some footage when it’s prepared.

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‘The source of pattern inspiration’

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‘Directional dilemmas/Psychedelic spiral/Elaborations’

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‘Green spin machine’

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‘Feathered complexity’