2021

Colorscape

James McPartland

James McPartland

Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute

2021

Colorscape

James McPartland

Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute

2021

Colorscape

James McPartland

Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute

My Piece uses light, in tandem with the brain's own ability to recognize color memory, to display an illuminated timeline of the happiest moments of my life. The light panels that are projected onto the wall are cohesively overlapping and intermingled, causing for individual moments to blend together in a display of evocative luminessence mimicking the fluidity of time and memory. This blending of light inspires one larger synesthetic color memory evoking a larger feeling of happiness. The panels are made up of moments in time not only associated with some of the best times in my life, but additionally memories with strong “color memory”, periods of time where the colors around me played a significant role in creating a specific memory. As light passes through each individual photo panel, the image is mirrored, and abstracted projecting a distorted, slightly readable, version of the image. Throughout the projected “colorscape” you can see a variety of people, places and patterns associated with these moments, and their abstraction and interaction join together in a symphony of expressive light.

Colorscape