Search
  • Chris Simmons

Once Upon an Art Project: StillMovingArt.Net

Updated: Oct 16, 2019

As a kid, I loved drawing. Then technology took my interest, study, and the "need to get a job". As a Uni student, I was fascinated by ambient music, and by Brian Eno's generative, meditative art installations; with the art of growing pictures. I could do that with computers, but it would have been a bit sterile.


Late in my IT career, I took photos of natural, found, and made-up patterns and textures, and built a website to interweave them (see: https://stillmovingart.net). People liked the way these pictures sit quietly, like a stream passing by.


I recorded some sequences as long videos, and put them to ambient music. Robert Rich's music really suited the organic styles (and Robert liked them too!).


So here was a kind of visual and musical meditation. Always changing, always familiar.

Pursuit of Calmness


Sometimes friends and family said "Can you stop it there? I like that one!" but that's like stopping a river. It's already moved on.


So I started taking screenshots, as still images for people to keep.


But good images are much larger than my screen! So guess what? I went back to drawing and painting. And this website (along with my Etsy Shop) is the result.


And these days? I still see The Importance of Staring Out The Window.







12 views

©2019 by StillMovingArt.