Size: 16.5"W x 22"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2016
In this painting I've attempted to capture the movement of the wings of a bird in flight. Ber(d)noulli is a play on the Bernoulli Principle, which describes the movement of air over wings providing lift. I chose to paint a bird that was generic looking and stylized, quickly identified and labeled as "bird". I hope this enables the viewer to perceive the subtle illusion of air flowing around it's wings, helping it to become the true subject of this piece. Thanks for taking a look.
Richard Longhi has been making art in Chicago since 1983. He studied Fine Art at the U of I, Chicago and Writing and Philosophy at the U of Mo, Columbia. He is an intrepid explorer and is particularly interested in the art of ancient cultures. He has traveled extensively in Europe, Mexico, Central America and South America, Native American Hopi and Navajo lands and First Nations lands in Canada. His early work was mostly oil paint on canvas but in 1989 he began to experiment with fresco and secco techniques. He also toyed with alternative photographic transfer techniques. His imagery is informed by Jungian Psychology of Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious. He is influenced by explorations in archeology, philosophy and physics, studying Fractals, Strange Attractors, String, Chaos and Emergence theories. Early imagery continues to appear in his most current work. Richard has been in numerous one-man shows and exhibits. His work is in both private and corporate collections.