Thursday, 18 September 2014

Cumulopestis pigmentus (Sasol New Signatures finalist)

cumulo/cumulus (Latin) – to heap, surplus
pestis (Latin) – destruction
pigmentum (Latin) - pigment

A Cumulopestis pigmentus cloud is a dark, gritty cloud, formed by the build-up and wiping of dark matter, composed of oil and pigment as opposed to water and air.

The act of painting is a continuous and exasperating cycle of forming and destroying, adding and removing, building and erasing, accumulation and evaporation. It is the heaping of pigments and the foreseeable destruction thereof.

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