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Sean Noyce

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Creating visual closure from abstraction is a natural human tendency. Even as young children, we want to make sense from the most incongruous objects by assigning visual parallels to the world we know, much like forming a gestalt in the clouds.

In my “Cloud Watching” series, I artificially replicate this moment by designing an abstract graphic template to build upon. During the process of creation, objects appear from this template and are subject to the conditions of the moment — it’s a way to tap into the subconscious in a controlled, yet random manner.

The final composition is a juxtaposition of objects that share a unique coexistence with each other based on color and form — the entities are arranged solely by their contours, not their substance. Their bond is the mass that they consume and their conformity to laws of the universe I have forged for them.