|Ken Elliott Saccades IV oil on panel, 24 x 24 inches|
Exhibited Sorelle Gallery, New Cannan, CT private collection
It is a pleasure to paint this series of forest scenes. I was thinking of something a bit more abstracted and then I came across the name Saccades. It gave me the idea of making a painting without a focal point, a departure from what landscapes usually do.
I liked the challenge of it and there will certainly be more variations in the future.
My thanks to the buyer of this oil and the encouragement it gave me!
About the Saccades Series:
"Since the late 19th century, researchers have been aware of the phenomenon of saccades, the rapid movement of the eye as we shift our attention from one thing to another. As a result, vision itself is discontinuous. We construct a “map of reality” from saccades much as a film editor puts together a scene from individual camera takes." From an article by the film maker Errol Morris, NY Times