"pənʌmbrə /2" is the purgatorial moment between the beginning of the 11-piece Penumbra story, and the Entry to the next realm.
Our traveler has stepped into a surrealist portal room after opening a doorway in pənʌmbrə /1. The next step is an important one, bringing our traveler into the realm between shadows, the realm of Penumbra.
There's many call-outs in the piece to other works in the series, as this is the fifth mint and congruence was crucial. From the transformation of clothing, the developing pathway, and even small details such as the walking stick and candle, (plus, the first appearance of a passage from the new religion, "Syncretica", wrapping around the doorway) all connect the dots solidifying pənʌmbrə /2 as a pivotal piece in the series.
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 /2" (aka "Portal") is the fifth 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.