Intro to Shifting Tonality

My mind is ruled by a fascination with shapes and patterns. Thus an obsessive-compulsive quality permeates my approach to web animation. Shifting Tonality is my most obsessive-compulsive work to date. Of course, I'm not the only such artist in the world. In 2003 Brown University's David Winton Bell Gallery put together an exhibition called Obsessive Patterns. I especially connected to the paintings of Jane Masters, one of the artists who took part in this exhibition. Here is a link to scans of her paintings on artnet. Shifting Tonality is the densest web animation I've ever created, composed of 507 frames. It lasts approximately 1 minute and 50 seconds, then loops. The piece obviously requires a high-speed Internet connection and I recommend using Firefox as your browser. Even with a high-speed connection it may take a minute or two to fully load and begin playing at the rate it's supposed to play. I apologize if this is inconvenient, but I absolutely believe that artists working in a new medium like the web should constantly be stretching its boundaries.

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