By Rein Nomm
These Fluid Paintings are a visual exploration of the relationship of transience and permanence in art. The original painting for each work was short lived, enduring in its liquid state for only a few seconds. The images I recorded with the camera are the two-dimensional records of three-dimensional fluid works that ceased to exist almost as soon as I created them. Each photograph, however, has become a distinct, and now more permanent, work in its own right. These images are the only trace of the original artworks short-lived existence and exemplify the role of art in creating the illusion of permanence in a transitory world.