The Coriolis is a directional force that can be best seen when emptying a sink full of water; in the northern hemisphere the water would naturally rotate in a spiral anticlockwise (eg. Europe & USA) and in opposite spiral clockwise direction in the southern hemisphere (eg. Australia). Also on the line of the equator, it’s been observed that the water would flow directly down the pipe, in neither anti-clockwise nor clockwise direction. The Artist has recreated these effects in three circular disks to represent the spiral flow of water, in the northern, equator & southern hemispheres.
This work follows on from the Spin Paintings, where he was looking at the centrifugal force applied to paint by spinning it on a revolving table. In centrifugal force the paint would be pushed out from the center to the outer edges, inspired by the Spin Paintings of Damien Hirst.
The Artist has used the similar colours of Blue to represent the Sea and White to represent the swirl of whirlpool wave, and has used a revolving table to create the effect, as in the previous work ‘Storm in a Dome Cup’.
The Oil Painting has been inspired by the work of Keith Tyson Geno Pheno Painting ‘All that there Was (2005)’ & Anish Kapoor ‘Black Hole’ series of works.
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