The Grand Conjunction - An Experiment in Deep Storytelling
Most digital artists only work with art that is the dimensions of a standard computer screen. There are reasons for it of course. Why place minute detail that most will never see? I've always wanted to experiment with something larger and a concept I call "deep storytelling. This is where the art does not tell a single idea to the viewer, but multiple ideas. Think of it like a painting of a tree versus a painting of a forest where you can see every single tree closely within it. One day I found an intriguing website called closr.it that allowed a viewer to zoom in on a piece of art in order to see the close details. The Grand Conjunction was my first attempt at both Deep Storytelling and using the closr site to present the larger format of the piece.
The experiment was a success, but unfortunately the closr site seems not to be serviced anymore. While the website and the functions still work, I think the site has been abandoned by its creators for the most part. So I've been leery to create too many pieces that rely on this technology. But I am hopeful that over time other sites may come along that are equal to it. Perhaps they already exist and I've just not found them yet. If anyone has any suggests I'd love to hear them.
But in the meantime as long as the site is still functioning, you can view the Grand Conjunction and all its secrets at the following link:
The Grand Conjunction