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True to its name, "Cascade" presents a plethora of hues and shapes, echoing the motif of a cascade in numerous ways.

Cascade in Color: My fascination with colors and their shades has always been profound. In several of my prior works, such as "Appearance and Being," "Metamorphosis," and "Bindu," one will notice my exploration of gradients—a subtle shift from one color to another.

Each color scheme in "Cascade" consists of a three or a four color palette:

  1. A primary color that transitions gradually

  2. A secondary color that remains constant, often white, creating a contrast with the primary color.

  3. A tertiary color that constitutes the centerpiece of each piece.

  4. Occasionally, a fourth color is added to introduce an additional layer to the piece, as evident in some examples attached below.

Cascade in Form: Influenced heavily by Bauhaus, Op-Art, and geometric abstraction, my work explores the assembly of simple shapes into complex structures, underpinned by mathematical concepts.

Key elements in the structure of this series are:

  1. The size of the rectangle housing the primary color either increases, decreases, or remains static, determined by various mathematical functions. When static, the secondary color assumes the role of cascading through its size.

  2. A central figure in each piece, again derived from mathematical functions, adds another layer of cascade.

This series is characterized by its diversity and the potential for numerous iterations, offering a rich visual variety.

Philosophically, "Cascade" is anchored in the concept of evolution, depicted through gradual changes that lead to entirely new elements, whether in form or color. This evolution not only brings forth new forms and concepts from basic geometric shapes but also suggests that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Each element, viewed in isolation, represents a static shape or color, but through a cascading sequence, it transforms into something entirely new.

Exploring the concept of "Cascade" through the lens of the dialectical process offers a philosophical terrain that intersects with Hegelian philosophy, where the dynamic interplay of opposing forces—thesis and antithesis—forges a new entity, the synthesis. This process is not merely a resolution of conflict but a transformation that brings about a higher level of understanding or reality.

In the context of "Cascade," the thesis could be viewed as the static elements within the artwork, such as the unchanging hues or geometric forms that provide a foundation or a starting point. These elements symbolize the established order or the initial state of being that is comfortable, known, and predictable.

Conversely, the antithesis is represented by the dynamic, evolving elements—gradually changing colors, shifting shapes, and the interplay of light and shadow. These aspects challenge the status quo, introducing movement, conflict, and complexity. They signify change, the unknown, and the potential for disruption.

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