I love vibrant color, which speaks directly to the unconscious. And to go from the universal to the specific; from intuiting the metaphysical structure of the universe to describing the uniqueness of one face and character, as the large and the small are both faces of the same reality.
Some of my current projects involve large colorful paintings and murals, lit by intense saturated color-changing LED lights (“kinetic light”); This method causes the colors in the painting to seem to flip, move and swap as the light color changes, highlighting different forms and hidden elements. As the lighting cycles through various combinations of colors, the pigments also appear to change color, swap and move in surprising ways, forming a moving wall of color and shape. (See some examples)
“For Mike Franklin, The Art’s the Thing in Hyattsville” –The Washington Post
“…impressive contribution to the street and building-scape and to the Arts in Hyattsville” –East City Art
Three are already in place, and we aim to finish the whole project, a proposed 14 designs, during the summer of 2014.
(Read more on the project’s website | See project page at Harbor Arts: “The 1000ft Tattoo”)