The James Ratliff Gallery presents Marcos Armitaje in a World Premier showing of Crystal Wave Imaging. The opening reception will take place Friday, July 2, 5-8 p.m. with Mr. Armitaje giving a short talk at 6 p.m.
Marcos Armitaje, a contemporary digital artist from Venezuela has perfected the distinctive technique of crystal wave collection and imaging.
Thus Armitaje has created, in luminous colors, the waves of light from crystals which are completely invisible to the naked eye and cannot be detected by any other means. Natural earth crystals from Sedona, AZ and other crystal vortex centers are carefully selected based on their crystal structure and birefringence. The resulting image on canvas is one of a kind.
Mr. Armitaje has graduate degrees in Biological Imaging and Science Education. His images have been featured on the covers of 14 national and international journals. Marcos received International Honorable Mention from Nikon Corporation for his images and has won grant awards for his optics research totaling over $25,000. He also has a U.S. Patent for an optical device.
James Ratliff Gallery is located at 431 State Route 179, Hozho Center, Sedona, AZ. Phone number is 928-282-1404.