"pənʌmbrə /1" is the first 'episode' in this 11 piece series, marking the beginning of our traveler's journey through the ethereal plane.
The focus is on the more grounded environment, before things start to change. Our alchemistic traveler opens a door to the shadow realm, after reading from an ancient script and performing a ritual. The muse-like shadow entity reveals themself for the first time, leading our traveler towards the beginning of their journey.
The muse-like shadow entity appears again in pənʌmbrə /3, and will in future works.
This series takes one step into the shadow of obscurity, to gaze through the looking glass of our reality. A reflection of the world around us, seen through the other side of our dimensional perspective. Penumbra explores the journey of wayward astral travels, experiencing glimpses of the familiar from unfamiliar perspectives.
"pənʌmbrə /1" (aka "Sanctum") is the fourth mint of this series.
While this series shows a journey of 11 scenes, from beginning to end, Penumbra is being released in non-sequential order.
Process & Medium: (Mixed media, AI, Photoshop)
Developed with a highly unique elemental process involving the blending of the artist's own Oil Paintings, Photography, Found textures, and Sketchbook studies combined with AI, and finally digitally compositing with Photoshop and other tools.
/pəˈnʌmbrə/ or puh-NUM-bruh
A partial shadow surrounding the complete shadow cast by an object, where only a portion of the light source is obscured by the object, resulting in a partial or incomplete shadow. A state of partial illumination or obscurity.