"This series of works was originally conceived as holograms originating from my dreamtime experiences of 'old Europe' the post-WW II bombed out Europe, the Surrealist Europe, the Europe of past shadows and memories in/of infancy while I was in Baja Mexico in 2006.
ELEMENTS: The steel sculpture 'Back to the Basics' is intended to 'rust over time' - it is currently installed on my property in Los Zacatitos, Baja California Sur, Mexico. It is a 'physical artifact', solid, heavy, and placed on a plinth, and is capable of rotation to present various 'views' which are the subjects of the holograms. The steel is 1/4 inch thick throughout.
EXHIBITION: The holographic work, the 'Dreamtime in the ruins - Four Views' which comprise the piece 'Dreamtime in the ruins' can be exhibited individually or as a suite, but they must be specially illuminated with a blend of coherent and incoherent light to realize the 'Dreamtime' work. The physical sculpture from which the holograms derived. 'Back to the Basics' can be separately purchased or exhibited by contacting the artist. The sculpture presently resides on my property in Baja, Mexico.
ILLUMINATION: filtered white-light illumination - controlled spectrum - blue-green mixed with coherent laser is required, and shown her - these large master transmission holograms feature 'spectral smearing' of the maquette hard edges and 'flat planes' in the Dreamtimehologram 'Four Views'. This feature is the theme and the final form of this work. This is 'dreamtime' where shape and solids become 'fixed in their light' as planes of structures in a landscape rendered several meters deep as a city of facades and planes in space
SCALE - PROPORTIONS AND THE MAQETTE: This combined sculpture and holographic work is 'scaled down' for technical reasons, it is a 'maquette' of something larger, but not realized to date. If 'Back to the Basics' is re-created life-size (out of rigid materials) and 'to scale' for our human size to walk through, as installation in a park, a city, then it would realize the original and the final scale of the theme of 'Back to the Basics' and how it became 'Dreamtime in the ruins' and holograms.
THE NARRATIVES OF SCALES AND PROPORTIONS:
These works feature narrativeS of images, tropes, art in settings, narratives which express in their own poetries, imaged surrealities. Not to a specified "scale", but featuring many scales. Not one "perspective" but many. It's a generational thing, and expressed in many new forms, but sometimes the same dream will befall us." (A.R.)