Digital Hallucinations Intro

The animations I post in this new section of Illumination Gallery are meant to evoke hallucinatory experiences. Thus to an extent they can be described as psychedelic. Unquestionably, I am influenced by various drugs I experimented with over the years: LSD, mescaline, psilocybin, etc. In truth, though, these animations will above all reflect my fascination with the work of Northern European Gothic and Renaissance artists like Master Francke, Stefan Lochner, Rogier van der Weyden. Jan van Eyck, Hugo van der Goes, Hieronymus Bosch, Matthias Grünewald, Albrecht Dürer, Albrecht Altdorfer, and Pieter Bruegel. I will attempt to attain the same level of spiritual intensity that allowed such artists to render hallucinatory visions, for in the end true hallucinatory art is mystical in nature...bearing in mind that the words mystical and mysterious are related.

The animations in the Digital Hallucinations section will also, hopefully, lead to generating income. So far Illumination Gallery has been a product of love, a commitment to visionary art. Obviously one can't survive on love. So the animations herein will showcase my skills. I choose to do so under the banner Digital Hallucinations for a reason. Hallucinations are as powerful as they are abstract. I believe the web animation style I have developed represents a breakthrough in creating abstract animations for a mass medium. Admittedly, at present the mass reach of my animations is limited by the fact that they are dependent on high-speed Internet connections. Yet the web is quickly changing. High-speed Internet connections are becoming more prevalent. Companies and individuals interested in stretching the boundaries of expression on the web will need to fully exploit its rich palette. If you wish to contact me regarding my work, click here. Let me add that currently my animations run best using Firefox as your browser.

As I stated in the intro to Illumination Gallery, my initial artistic inspiration for the site was William Blake. I wanted to harness computer technology to take Blake's vision of combining poetry and imagery to the next level. That is how I came to invent the animated text form. With this new section of the site I am expanding in a purely visual, more dynamic direction.

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