Nigel Ferris

My fascination with imagery has been the driving force behind these artworks. Society has always used a doctrine of symbols and signs to represent meaning and reality. Read more –></a

My fascination with this imagery has been the driving force behind these artworks.
Society has always used a doctrine of symbols and signs to represent meaning and reality.
Similarly, the symbolic elements within my designs invite the viewer to challenge their own perspective. Are they seeing the face of a demigod, the anatomy of a ball and socket joint or the microscopic view of a virus?
Technical process.
This style of artwork is created by taking photographs of incense smoke trails under a spotlight in a black space. As the swirls of smoke become illuminated like dust in a sunbeam, individual images are then layered creating a kaleidoscopic effect. Solid forms start to appear, the design evolving as the structure turns into recognizable features on which I expand. I see faces, structures and patterns, figurative and abstract.

Creative History
1989 Began studying Fine Arts Photography at Bournemouth Art College under John Miles
1992 Special effects and set building with Scene Setters Animation
2004 Opened Ferris Photographics studio and landscape gallery
2014 Stitch in Time collaborative exhibition in Royal Wootton Bassett with historical costume designer Mark Collins

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