Sunday, 19. April 2009

Modern Thinker

This is my interpretation of Rodin's classic sculpture, the "Thinker".

I wanted to convey the concept of the modern electrical age with the barrage of electrical interference in our lives. So much is happening and demanding our attention that it is difficult to "think".

I decided upon a real life posture like the thinker with a lot of electrical activity around me with sparks onto my body.

In doing this I wanted to do something new that also challenged the boundaries and that is new to the internet. I decided to use my established techniques of long exposures and a moving rod trailing sparks with an "eye of Sauron" effect. The aim was to have a semicircle of sparks over my body while in the "thinker" pose.

Modern Thinker