I was influenced by the work and statements by Leonardo and Cezanne about transition. Leonardo described transition as sfumato as “without lines or borders, in the manner of smoke or beyond the focus plane”. Cezanne used something he called the “passage” shape as a transition between adjacent forms or shapes. The “passage” shape functioned like a bridge moving across the borders of a form. As a consequence borders or edges were irregular and abstract. Cezanne’s notion of transition was related more to form as an emerging phenomenon.
Both notions of transition appeal to me. I like the level of control over pixel distribution involving light and transparency provided by computer graphics. For me space becomes layers of transparency and light offering a smooth transition between space and form. (see more examples at www.csurivision.com.) I am especially intrigued by the way this approach works with animation.