Quadratic Pointillist Series
Quadratic Pointillism is the creation of images from squares and has a similar optical effect to the pointillism pioneered by Georges Seurat in the 1880s. The process is derived partly from digital imaging, where pictures are made from pixels, and partly from abstract painting of the early 20th century by artists like Paul Klee and Kazimir Malevich. The layering and pixellation give depth to the imagery and a lively sense of movement. They also allow the viewer to see clearly how the painting is constructed, particularly where the pixels become very large towards the edges and fade into the canvas. This is gives the impression that the image is either self-assembling or self-destructing depending on which way you read it. The squares get smaller and denser towards the middle where the image takes over.