Javascapes: Life Erupts from the Firmament
In a simple, everyday and even mundane act, life erupts from the firmament; the subatomic and microscopic beginnings of the universe and the history of the world are revealed in the abstractions of the flow and dispersion of cream into coffee.
Javascapes began life from a serendipitous observation by artist/photographer d. g. walczyk as he poured cream into his pint glass of iced coffee in the summer of 2011. What he saw as the cream was poured and before stirring to thoroughly blend was a variable speed dispersion of the heavier liquid in the darkness of the caffeinated unknown; the formation of a new world in the cold "molten" admixture of South Pacific Blend and 1/2 & 1/2.
After a few hasty iPhone 3GS photographs and the subsequent download to the computer for a more detailed examination of this Big Bang, a new creative obsession emerged. These new world formations had to be nurtured and captured with a macro lens in greater resolution. The photographer set about planning the shoot in the shade of the patio over the course of several sweltering days in June 2011.
The very first print from the series, Java Kä was entered in the York Art Association's 41st Annual Open Juried Exhibition and received an Award of Excellence. Each is being offered in a Limited Edition of 25 plus 3 Artist Proofs. All are archival pigment prints with the larger pieces on archival canvas, smaller pieces on archival photo rag paper; all are finished with museum grade UV clear satin acrylic varnish and are signed and numbered by the artist. A Certificate of Authenticity is included with purchase.