Imaginariums are a 2 way conversation.
Look, see, and see again…
Dislocating preferred perspectives, allow shifts of vision paradigms…
As you gaze, the 2 dimensional gives way to a third dimension and more.
Some people may take loger to experience the form morphing.
Those who live with these images on their walls say the enriching of the imagery continues… “dance with your eyes”
Varying media and lighting, offer differing lenses.
Wild Love, Marley’s first one man show at Federation Square (No Vacancy gallery) was a fantastic event lasting several weeks. The works were illuminated in slim line light boxes to beautiful effect. This show will be travelling in the future.
On opening night, the packed gallery was treated to a children’s choir in angel costume sang outside… an unexpected gift from the universe.
Marley discovered how to work the colour palette by this time. He does not watch television (shows or any advertising), read or look at books, go to the movies. In fact he does not seem to look at anything, and is hard pressed to recognize faces or things being pointed out to him. It is difficult to understand what he actually sees through his eyes.
TREE OF LOVE
Fascination with trees…
From 5 years old Marley was inseparable from ink, texta and paper….. He drew flowers, hearts, stars, houses, buildings, trains and quirky little animals and insects. Millions of flowers, hundreds of trains. As the work gradually became more complex, textas and wrist began wearing out, he discovered digital art.He began with and continues to use the most basic graphic software – Paint in the PC accessories. This image was the first example of presenting his trains digitally.
STARTING TO MOVE
At 12 years of age, Marley began to produce many images that had a sense of energy or movement. Described as “dancing with your eyes”.
A baroque piece and one of many. Now he is mastering the Bezier curve tool.His current interest in symmetry is that more extraordinary since ‘cut and paste’ forms no part of his skillset. His maternal family originated from Baghdad and were well travelled. Grandma grew up in India, Japan, China. Her home was full off Persian art (rugs handed down in the family), Japanese screens, porcelain, flower arranging and the Chinese vases, was his 2nd home. He used to spend much time just staring at the patterns on the floor.
Increasingly more sophisticated… this piece explores the interface of curves and straight lines, and reveals to some viewers, the vision of feminine Buddha on a flying ship.
The undulation of various 3+ dimensions starts to become more pronounced. The imagery is relevant to the viewer, hence the term imaginarium to describe these images.