Painted by me in oils on canvas in a number of sessions over a number of years ending 2010. Roughly 100 x 75cm. Usual story re layers and sub-paintings. The strange thing about this painting is that long before I painted it I wrote a story, called "the magic painting" that was a portal through which people travelled to another world from which they returned healed of all wounds --- physical, emotional, psychological, spiriitual.
Somehow the magic painting transformed itself in my brain from text to visual, and I'm delighted to be able to say the end result is a pretty not-bad approximation of what was in my mind to start with.
There's also the story of the story of the magic painting, and a certain doorway, which are related to the original idea.
The audio track "nanofauna" composed, performed and arranged by masterymistery. Semi-acoustic guitar and various midi instruments.
And yes, I know the video seems long. It probably could be shorter. The thing is, the original idea was to showcase the music (with complementary paintings) so the duration of each video is determined by the duration of the audio track.
In the non online world, a person goes to a museum or art gallery, comes across a painting that ze likes, looks at it for a while. And it won't move. And ze'll enjoy it like that -- static as buggery. If ze likes it a lot, ze might look at it for, say, 5 minutes? So what's the problem looking at an online painting dynamically for over four minutes, moving and playing with itself for the duration? After all, who doesn't enjoy playing with zirself?