The optimism of decay

In light activated artwork Lyrical Dissonance, there is a kind of pulsing tension between the two contrasting color bars that are surrounded by hazy atmospherics.

With this piece, I was looking to create movements that set-off a series of chain of reactions.  There is a staging of two opposing forms, in blue and yellow.  This represents a simplistic perception of duality that is so easy for us to adopt.  As the opposing structures fragment and splinter, the cascading geometric pieces intermingle. 

The most important part of the piece is when we imagine the action continuing outside the frame.  The optimist in me is always asking, what is the next step?   Is decay a destructive state or is it a developmental step?  This is a simple question, but one so tricky to translate into a state of mind.

This is one of many pieces that make up the Cascades Series. 

light based artwork titled Lyrical Dissonance by artist Richard Slechta
Lyrical Dissonance, 48 x 48 inches, Light on photo paper – Unique © 2016
close up detail of color photogram titled: Lyrical Dissonance from the Cascades Series
close up detail of color photogram titled: Lyrical Dissonance from the Cascades Series