"Dysphoria" 16"x16" oil on canvas painting by Elizabeth Fuller
"Dysphoria," 2013 Elizabeth Fuller Oil on canvas, arduino

Dysphoria: Behind the Canvas

"Dysphoria" 16"x16" oil on canvas painting by Elizabeth Fuller

“Dysphoria,” 2013
Elizabeth Fuller
Oil on canvas, arduino

Throughout this intense period of multi fascited dysphoria, she expresses a frequent, emotional refrain: “:’(“

“Dysphoria” represents my first exploration in thermochromatic paint. While most of the painting is rendered in traditional oils, the bar at the end is intended to gently blink on and off, alluding it this sense of anticipation. What will be typed next? How will the reverberations of one persons digital actions effect us all and, in turn, how can we effect future change?

In order to achieve this pulsing effect, I painted this part with thermochromatic ink and then placed a heating pad behind the canvas, controlled by an arduino. When the heating pad is powered, it heats the paint so that the black gradually transitions into clear while the rest of the paint remains unaffected. This current piece slowly switches the heater on and off so that the bar fades in and out.

Heater circuit for "Dysphoria"

Preliminary heater circuit for dysphoria

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>