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Falling / Flying

by GymDreams
Inner sanctum of my mind
Falling, Inner sanctum of my mind. Rendered with Midjourney

I am going to try something different today. Instead of showing a series of images where I could explain the entire thought process logically and clearly, I will show you something that I can’t explain. To understand how these are different from the other works that I ususally post, I will tell you something about myself.

My formal art education was deeply rooted in the Bauhaus philsophy. My professors in college (aka university) were students, or students of students, of Josef Albers, an artist best known for his work as an abstract painter and color theorist, who taught at Bauhaus.

In the Bauhaus philosophy, we’re taught to always be able to explain everything that we put on the page. My background is in design, so I will explain it in design terms. When we put a shape on a page or canvas — say a black square — we need to be able to explain why we used a square, why it is black (why not blue/yellow), why that size (why not bigger / smaller). Until we are able to explain every decision that we make, we can’t say that the work finished, because that would mean making arbitrary decisions that are not justified.

This is partially why when you look at the works I ususally post, I usually explain my thought process, and how I achieved them. All of that was the foundation of my art education, and I practice it daily in my professional work. If I present a concept to a client, I am able to explain every decision that I made. I can tell them why a creative direction is better than an alternative. And should a client who has a personal preference for greens try to suggest green over blue for a specific design solution, I am able to tell them why green is not the right way, even if it’s a color that they prefer.

But I’m doing something different today. These works of falling are things that I couldn’t explain. I only know that I want to make them, that they are stuck in my head. And if I couldn’t explain them, I don’t expect you to get them either. But perhaps we could both explore a bit about what it all means.

I promise that I won’t do this very often. I will resume with my normal highly processed and logical works in the future posts.

Text prompts in Midjourney v5.2

Images

Set 1

Falling, Inner sanctum of my mind. Rendered with Midjourney
Falling, Inner sanctum of my mind. Rendered with Midjourney
Falling, Inner sanctum of my mind. Rendered with Midjourney
Falling, Inner sanctum of my mind. Rendered with Midjourney

Set 2

Falling, Inner sanctum of my mind. Rendered with Midjourney
Falling, Inner sanctum of my mind. Rendered with Midjourney
Falling, Inner sanctum of my mind. Rendered with Midjourney
Falling, Inner sanctum of my mind. Rendered with Midjourney

Set 3

Falling, Inner sanctum of my mind. Rendered with Midjourney
Falling, Inner sanctum of my mind. Rendered with Midjourney
Falling, Inner sanctum of my mind. Rendered with Midjourney
Falling, Inner sanctum of my mind. Rendered with Midjourney