February 23, 2011

"Inksploding" - Liquid artworks from the brain of British artist Pery Burge

The images, which have been compared to visions of alien worlds, have been produced by Pery Burge at her home in the Devonshire countryside.
Burge, 55, of Ottery St Mary, has devoted many hours to perfecting her technique, since she began exploring ink in water forms in 2006, having abandoned painting because she developed repetitive strain injury from traditional brushwork.

Beautiful: Artist Pery Burge uses ink in water to create images such as this one, entitled Micromacrocosm

But her newly discovered technique has won fans for its visual imagination, with one of her pieces entitled Micromacroccosm, having been described as  looking like a new galaxy being born on a distant part of the universe.  
She remains constantly fascinated by the diversity of feedback she receives.
'I love to hear people's interpretations of my image,' said Burge. 
'They are nearly always different from my own. I want to provide people with rich visual experiences. Colour, movement and light are all important to my images.  
'The viewer's imagination plays an active part in the creative process. 
'I am always surprised at the variety of what I see, no two inksplosions are the same!' 

Inksplosion: This Burge piece, entitled The Inkanomaly, has been described as looking like a jellyfish being born

Burge has produced work which has been studied in articles about fluid dynamics in scientific journals.  
Another artwork, called Inkanomaly, could be described as looking like a jellyfish being born before the eyes of the viewer.  
A Product of Evolution shows what looks like a blue seahorse melting into its blood-red surroundings, while her image, One Of The Earthbound Cosmozoa, looks like an electric blue brain surrounding an emerald green planet.
'The images can be seen form both the artistic and scientific points of view,' said Burge. 'For example when we look at the different ink patterns we can talk about the ink's chemical composition.' 
A good use of space: Burge's images - this is called One Of The Earthbound Cosmozo - resemble alien landscapes

To create the works, Burge takes over two hundred images and carefully picks the perfect ink creations at just the right stage.
'Often I look at the patterns of ink as they form, and I'm astonished by their beauty,' she said.
'The beauty and variety of nature, and the answers to some of life's questions can be found very close to hand.' 
Burge's work can be found on her website at www.chronoscapes.com

In the office: Burge at work in her home in Ottery St Mary, Devon
From the Original Article on DailyMail.co.uk

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