Bill Armstrong – ‘Partial Appearances’

Bill Armstrong’s series ‘Partial Appearances’ – through exploring the magical transformation of layers of colours as a meditation on different sides of the self, identity and spiritual dilemma, and making up images into psychological fictions.

Bill Armstrong - Partial Appearances

Bill Armstrong – Partial Appearances

 

“Appearances may or may not be real, and half-truths are often the best one can hope for. Identity, itself, is in question as the shift from the real to the “cyber” leaves the individual in a state of flux… With Partial Appearances I have found a new method of creating imagery that furthers my interest in the contrast and harmony of colors. On the simplest level, the use of layers is an apt metaphor for the increased number of layers that threaten to overwhelm the psyche, adding on more to the existing layers of anxiety, alienation, longing and isolation that can submerge contemporary individuals as they try to navigate a constantly shifting world.”