Piece description from the artist
This piece was inspired by the local ecosystems of Gainesville, Florida, specifically the massive pine forests that surround the area.
A lot of my work draws from a classical, oriental watercolor tradition, where negative and positive space share the attention of the viewer equally. I use high-voltage electricity to burn patterns into my canvas, and in pieces like this the resulting organic forms are reminiscent of black paint or ink.
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.