'That spin became so violent, it was hard to know how to get out of it. I was able to get it under control and break the speed of sound...I could feel myself break the speed of sound. I could feel the air building up and then I hit it' -Felix Baumgartner, the first person to free dive breaking the sound barrier
For me, taking the vortex spin technique further through 'Hallucination' has been one of the most amazing experiences in the development of this style. To take that step and start modifying things was super fun. Just going through all the spinning machines out there, how they affected the paint throw, the patterning and then finally coming to a solution for this very purpose has been quite a journey. But an exciting one, because of all the things I've learnt. I thought I knew a lot of what I was doing but it turns out there is so much more to discover!
Tik Tok video unveiling the crucial moments of the vortex spin in 'Hallucination'.
To achieve this crazy feat, I modified the 'platter' on my electric spinning machine, so I was able to get a higher degree of coverage, increased energy and achieve higher angular momentum that could create these wild new motifs. The whole process had started just as a fun exploration of this technique to see what could be created, but now, having tested these new techniques, they have become a pivotal step to furthering my art.
2022 is kicking off and I have some awesome news to share with you. So, sit tight guys and watch this space!
Here we come 2022!