Abstraction of shape into its essence that bears no obvious resemblance to a physical object enables me to design an artwork preoccupied only with its aesthetical and emotional impact. Chances are, you, as a viewer, don’t recognise the subject of this photograph. My aim is to engage your imagination and evoke the curiosity about its possible interpretations. This way, both of us are artists working together on a piece of art that emerges as a unique form of dialogue between two beautiful minds.
Our minds respond to visual stimuli in complex, not fully understood ways. Here I show a mesmerising, dynamic shape formed by the lines of ACX-2 displaying nonfigurative, symbolic qualities.
Scientists say that abstract art activates our entire brains and enables a holistic cognitive state. We become exploratory, tap into the inner power of our brains and start to see life with clarity. If we carry such lateral thinking into our lives, it can help us maintain balance and see past immediate, everyday concerns.
On the perfectly flat surfaces of the vast, white crystal lakes that cover much of planet Zonn, a peculiar race of creatures perform their dance. We call them Veix. Their slender, tubular, inky black bodies swirl, elevate and descend, raising ethereal clouds of white dust from the surface, adding an eerie feeling to the spectacle.
They are intelligent and alive, yet so alien that only now do we begin to comprehend elements of their biology and behaviour. Their non-carbon organisms seem to absorb the energy of their planet to sustain their life. They don’t have any observable sensory organs; they’re diametrically different from life on Earth.
The Veix never tire, they never sleep; they dance. When planet Zonn reaches certain stages in its procession around its nearest star, Aria VII, the Veix tend to stop and look into the sky. When a moment passes, they get together and engage in a form of trophallaxis, the purpose of which is as of yet unknown.
And then they dance.
In the heart of a busy city there is a place unlike any other. It is not telling you what to do, nor what to think or feel. Here children play around, people holding hands walk around, some of them with a curious look in their eyes. I think they are soul searching, taken aback by the power of this place. They can feel how alive they are.
Humanity discovered the planet Taggais IV some four hundred years ago. It appears to have been inhabited by several advanced cultures, yet only their structures remain. One of the more mysterious civilisations was Duuhlea. At the northernmost cliffs of the Island of Ziy exists a peculiar edifice. At 200 meters tall and nearly a kilometre wide, it sits on a flat clifftop overlooking the ocean 500 meters below.
We believe this to have been a religious and military facility designed to operate a vast maritime empire. The Duuhlea are thought to have been gathering at the top of the structure to perform religious rituals and command their ships via technologies we still haven’t been able to explain fully.