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Paint the Light: A Series of Multimedia Artwork

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Duncan Alexander
Faculty Advisor: Victoria Star Varner

“Paint the Light” is a series of four multimedia artworks composed of acrylic paintings on canvas or panel with digital images projected on their surfaces. The intent of the project is to explore the interactions between the two media, breaking new ground in the field of multimedia art. The irreproducible physical object, in this case a painting, is combined with an infinitely reproducible digital file displayed by a projector. This calls into question the idea of the original art object. Upon completion and exhibition of the project, the four projectors acquired with the help of the King Creativity Fund will be utilized by the art department as teaching tools and will remain available for students to use in similar multimedia projects.