Weather is something that is unique to a region and, in essence, defines a specific place. In the Maritimes, a large part of that includes the rain. Our weather connects us. It is something we all experience despite our various backgrounds. Weather is the topic that we most often broach with strangers or in casual conversation. RAIN/PLAINS celebrates and embraces this often under-appreciated but place defining and connecting element.
RAIN/PLAINS is a simple but dynamic pixelated two dimensional paint installation. Lines of blues and greens cascade down the wall in a variety of tones. The composition and interruption of lines creates a feeling of falling. While the colours and tones create depth within the two dimensional plane of the wall. The bright contrasting orange pixels interrupt and contrast the rain, representing us, unique separate entities surrounded and connected through this experience and place.
Abstracted through pixelation, RAIN/PLAINS looks to create not a visual representation of rain but the idea of it. The pixelation is also used to connect the piece into its surrounding architecture by referencing the grid created between the wood slats on the ceiling and walls. In essence, RAIN/PLAINS adopts the inherit architecture as its basic framework while using tone and colour to create a depth of plane, playing with both two and three dimensionality.