Aqua Series

'The perception of liquids, particularly water, is a vital sensory function for survival, but little is known about the visual perception of transparent liquids. Here we show that human vision has excellent ability to perceive a transparent liquid solely from dynamic image deformation. No other known image cues are needed for the perception of transparent surfaces. Static deformation is not effective for perceiving transparent liquids. Human vision interprets dynamic image deformation as caused by light refraction at the moving liquid’s surface. Transparent liquid is well perceived from artificial image deformations, which share only basic flow features with image deformations caused by physically correct light refraction.'

Perceptual transparency from image deformation

Takahiro Kawabe,1 Kazushi Maruya, and Shin’ya Nishida

Analysis of the human perception of water and the refraction of light that creates image distortion.

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Oil and Acrylic on Canvas 107x167cm 2016 Algebra is the art of manipulation of mathematical expression and in this painting what we perceive is water doing the same with nature. In our perception water manipulates nature colors, shapes and shades. Colors are isolated and the shapes change following the natural movement of water. Aiming to understand how light reflection, refraction, diffraction and scattering play with water in movement and our brains perceive it.

Aqua Virgo

Aqua Virgo

Acrylic on Canvas 110x166cm 2016 Aqua Virgo is one of the acqueducts that supplied water to Rome for more than 400 years. It has its terminal point at Fontana di Trevi, Rome.

Mar Tirreno

Mar Tirreno

Acrylic on Canvas 157x114cm 2016 SOLD The painting is inspired by the Tyrrehnian Sea (english translation for Mar Tirreno), part of the Mediterranean Sea off the western coast of Italy.

Isola Bella

Isola Bella

Acrylic on Canvas 147x105cm 2016 Isola Bella is the name of a small Island near Taormina, Sicily, where the original photograph of the water was taken. It is also known as The Pearl of the Ionian Sea. There is a narrow path that often connects the island to the mainland beach.