A true third dimension transforms wall art into a tactile as well as visual experience

Featured Artist Larry Booth

“Brahma Temple”, Acrylic on wood, 21”x 23”x 2.6”
Although Larry Booth was trained as an architect to create things in the third dimension, he has spent most of his career in the two dimensional world of graphic design and commercial art. His passion for creating things with a third dimension, however, is never far from his mind and can be seen in many of his other artistic endeavors including his unique wall art. As Booth describes it, “A true third dimension transforms wall art into a tactile as well as visual experience. The art begs to be touched and challenges our perception of it as the lighting or our viewing angle changes.”
Booth calls his work “TopoArt”, or art inspired by the random forces of Nature. It is an art form that draws upon the earth’s topography for its inspiration. The work abstractly depicts the sinuous, artistic designs carved into the earth’s surface over millions of years by water, wind and tectonic forces. Each piece is based upon an actual landform such as Mt. McKinley or the Grand Canyon. And each color in the art represents a different stratum or elevation within that particular landform.
The three-dimensional pieces are made of wood or, for larger installations, rigid polystyrene. The work utilizes bold colors and multi-leveled surfaces to create shadows, depth and visual mystery that compel the viewer to come closer and explore its tactile dimensions.
As Booth sees it, his goal as an artist is two-part: First, he wants to make bold and intriguing art that pleases the eye, stimulates your curiosity and challenges your perception. He also wants his art to inspire people to look at the earth in a different way, to realize there is an unseen artistry to the land we live upon if we just use our imagination to see it. See more of Larry’s work online at:
www.topo-art.com

“Brahma Temple”, Acrylic on wood, 21”x 23”x 2.6” “Brahma Temple” side view, by Larry Booth “Denali”, Acrylic on wood, 19”x 22”x 3.5”, by Larry Booth “Gacha Saddle” Acrylic on wood, 23.75”x 20.75 x 1.5”, by Larry Booth “Gacha Saddle” side view, by Larry Booth
“Denali” side view, by Larry Booth “Mt. Hood” Acrylic on wood 24”x 24”x 2.25”, by Larry Booth “Mt. Hood” side view, by Larry Booth “Marble Canyon” Acrylic on wood 22”x 22”x 1.4”, by Larry Booth “Marble Canyon” side view, by Larry Booth
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