Tulip Mania Connecting the Dots

Jody Cramer's avatar Jody Cramer

I strive to create original art that is non-static with a multi-dimensional and shape-shifting quality. My goal is a visual alchemy that melds color, light, shadows, form, negative space and pattern into an energetic totality. The holographic medium adds some magic and mystery into the mix. For me it is like Shinobu Ishihara meets Ben-Day Dots with a nod to pointillism.

Jody developed her unique style over 30 years ago while completing her Master’s Degree at Indiana University. After happily residing on her wall for 7 years, the pieces of wood suddenly began to fall one by one as the glue eventually failed. Past lessons inspired the time-consuming process of precisely cutting and hand sanding each dowel, creating pilot holes in both the hand painted dowel and back panel, then securing each piece so they are individually screwed, not glued, ensuring permanence. Nearly 3,000 dots of vibrant color in a spectral wave unite to convey form in a Gestalt of optical perception.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 4 Inches
  • Medium: 3D Wood Relief / Acrylic & Holographic Mediums
  • Width: 8 Feet 7 Inches
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 8 Feet 7 Inches