Happy Monday – here’s a new painting I’ve been working on for a few weeks – it’s ‘The Station’ from my novel ‘Mesh,’ a massive VR space somewhere between a Victorian library and a train station designed by MC Escher. The Station exists as a doorway between different virtual universes. Worked about 13 hours on this, hope you enjoy it.
The process involves multiple composites painted into a larger canvas in Photoshop to show a group of people on a Victorian iron bridge traveling across the vast, cavernous space of The Station. The Station is an evocative space – mysterious, a labyrinth of curiosities to be explored, protected, and defended. It comes from the same places in my head that are facinated by other strange cyberpunk/scifi concepts (Backrooms, arcologies, Freeside, etc).
This is probably not what you were expecting to see this morning and that’s okay. This painting is, as Jung put it, a ‘confession in stone’ – something for me to get out of my head so I can get back to other stuff I’m working on. The Station is a vast, abstract, digital space – a reflection of the connections of technology and ideas that make up the Internet, and ultimately the next phase of the Internet formed by throwaway tech and discarded people. Hope you enjoy looking at it as much as I enjoyed painting it.