"Chromutation 1" is inspired by, and an homage to the Rothko color field paintings. I wanted to have 3 color fields, but have the color filled by the motion of various leaf colorings.
For the first 5 seconds it appears to be a still composition... until the leaves begin to move in the first panel. The motion continues for 34 seconds, then back to a still composition. This repeats through all 3 panels and can be looped.
The idea being... the piece is played back in a loop. Initially, the viewer thinks its a still composition. Then, out of the corner of their eye, parts of the piece start moving for a few seconds, and then back to all still again. Until, a different segment begins to move, and so on.
The source leaf footage is from the Ozarks of Arkansas.
Piece is HD - 1920x1080 - 24fps - Loopable - 01:58 minutes © 2018 Skip Hunt