Nexis is the third print in the Laetus series and created in a similar manner using the same color palette (flat, desaturated and ‘earthen’). The complexity of overlapping shapes and color is enhanced by changes in opacity and the creation of drop shadows. The image appears to be opening up or expanding towards the edges of the compositional space. Shape size decreases towards the center of the composition adding to the illusion of depth which draws the eye inward.

Nexis is a departure from the slightly less complex imagery in the Occulix and Vaxius prints. This complexity visually depicts the struggle between control and anxiety; uncertainty and accuracy; chaos and order.The cooler, bright colors break through the somewhat overpowering darker warm colored shapes offering a respite from the tension depicted in the print.

Published by BZOOKA PRINT

Artist and Printmaker, image enthusiast, husband, coffee drinker, cynic, observer, rinsemaster, movie watcher, studio manager, cat wrangler, construction worker, teacher, student, veteran of foreign wars, free thinker, daydreamer, United States Marine Assaultman - last of the 0351's.

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