Cosmic Flower Unfolding: Professor Ridgway's Animated Exploration into the Metaphysical

Monday, May 16, 2016
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VISUAL NEWS -- “My abstract animations investigate the metaphysical features of reality. They are designed to stimulate archetypal associations and invite the viewer to make personal connections to the visual and auditory experience without any reliance on narrative or spoken language. … The undercurrents of my work point to themes centered on time, cycles, concept of infinity, and the similarities between artificial and natural systems. In a world where technology and artificial systems are becoming more prevalent, my films are a reminder that they are both a product of nature.”

Ridgway has 15 years of professional experience as a 3D artist and professor. He is an assistant professor at San Francisco State University in San Francisco, California, where he continues to create abstract animations that awe and inspire.