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bert leveille WATERFALL PORTALS project

“WATERFALL PORTALS" is a 10-year project examining our connections to the earth, each other, and consciousness; with waterfalls acting as portals for mindful beings who travel the waterfalls of the universe. This is a simulation of video being projected onto Niagara Falls. It includes animation, stills and video of paintings lit by LED color changing lighting. This is the first year of this project. I am excited to create new works, to travel the falls and to connect with mindful beings.

I will be searching out waterfalls, incorporating them into my art, and projecting the art onto waterfalls.

Why waterfalls?

“I believe awakening consciousness has healing power – not dissimilar to the power of water. A steady drip can create a canyon. One person’s awakening can send a stream of enlightenment into the Universe. Both are vital. We search the universe for water and for consciousness. Projecting my images onto waterfalls connects these universal figures to water and to us, creating portals to the universe – to consciousness.” 

So, imagine the sound of rushing water cascading over the edge and pounding the earth below; mindful beings, not necessarily human – no specific gender, nationality, race or age, emerge from inside the waterfall and enter portals. White noise is a backdrop for colorful visuals vacillating from illusive abstractions to vibrant figurative forms.

As you may have noticed, light plays a significant role in my installations. My focus, however, is first on the painting and then the light and its effects as an added medium. I have used smoke, video, animation, 3D elements, sound and now waterfalls. Waterfalls are new canvases, new textures!

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