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”
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: