Current research is concerned with Vortex imagery; using multiple and overlapping, converging viewpoints to create a contour moire in images of the landscape . This approach to and rendering of the landscape will provide the techniques and effects required for the portrait images. Investigations into prior and contemporary uses of focus and the vortex in the visual arts support James' practice. Preliminary results of the vortex imagery achieved were exhibited in "Focussed" at the Bendigo Regional Gallery 29 September to 28th October 2001 and extensions of the research will be exhibited at Horsham Regional Art Gallery in October 2002.
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