Piece description from the artist
I painted this piece in my outdoor studio, looking at the trees that grew overhead. There are no cherry blossoms in Miami, but the form of the trunk is inspired by the flowing tropical plants which thrive in the ocean breeze. The texture of the bark was created using fiber paste, and then a coating of polyurethane.The background was created using a powdered gold pigment, which I applied by blowing and flinging it onto the canvas. The blossoms, as with most of my work, are drip/splash patterns that have been intentionally placed and then outlined.
Cory Hunter is an artist from Miami, Florida, who works at the intersection of art and science. He describes his main motivation as “capturing the creative moment;” rather than creating an image, the intent of the work is to translate the psychographic energy of his movements, while allowing the physical properties of the medium to shape the resulting compositions. In this way, his work can be explained as aleatoric, for a portion of the creative process is left to chance.
Cory’s art is an exploration of how spontaneity is at once random and uniform, given the principles of fractal geometry. Stylistically, his work is a blend of classical oriental watercolor with contemporary pop art and abstract expressionism. His use of gouache paint allows for strong, striking, color combination, but maintains a delicate feel. Though the subject matter of his works varies, he explains that using recognizable iconography encourages a subjective interpretation.