Khuritos Prints

Interactive Geometries

These prints are inspired by the weavings of the Jalq’a community in Bolivia. The Jalq’a weavings are inhabited by randomly placed bizarre creatures called Khuritos, who inhabit the underworld. The creatures combine recognizable elements of birds and mammals, but with complex appendages that include long, winding trident tongues, and spiked tails and hunchbacks. Khuritos have inspired my work for over ten years. I have incorporated khuritos in digital, animations, interactive games, and mixed media works. Khuritos prints are available in various sizes and on archival paper or canvas.

 

Using the application Flash, I  programmed three simple interactive design programs which can be found on my website: moving-paintings.com. On the screen there are lines, rectangles, circles and triangles which are moved around using the mouse to create designs. When the objects overlap there are unexpected effects.  Inspired by these effects. I  I created several programs that were more challenging and less intuitive so that I could further experiment with the effects.  Prints are available in various sizes and on archival paper or canvas.