Threads of water uses layers of transparent acrylic media threaded with more viscous streams of paint to create a feeling of transparency, depth and a play of light and color. Lenses, retroreflective spheres and other glass and polymer objects worked into the paint film cast and manipulate the light hitting the painting in novel ways. These “light effects” move and evolve as the viewer interacts with the painting and moves through the room, and are also sensitive to changing light. The result is a very active work that will exhibit subtle scintillating effects under some conditions.



The theme explored is the oceans, their web of life, and their role in both sustaining life on earth and in creating our world’s unique geochemistry. The soft motion and changeability imparted by the optics accentuate the nature of the subject. Threads of water is one of a group of paintings exploring “ecological order” as a way to understand complexity. Tree, branching, weave, and network symbols and themes are used to portray connectivity, pattern emergence, and in some cases disruption and disintegration of the ecological order.

Dr. Regina Valluzzi, “The Nerdly Painter” – Art Inspired by Science from a Scientist inspired by Art
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  • Polly Greathouse
    Polly Greathousealmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful and intriguing work, Regina! Reminds me of the more inspired fabric art I’ve seen.

  • Thanks Polly. Interesting comment. I have a cousin who does art quilts and other textile based art. Similar color sensibility -strange the way things turn up in families.

    – Regina Valluzzi

  • Polly Greathouse
    Polly Greathousealmost 3 years ago

    Well, I’d just love to walk by and experience the changing light on the reflections and textures. Love your approach, Nerdly : ) (BTW, I’m nerdy too : )

  • Regina Valluzzi
    Regina Valluzzialmost 3 years ago

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  • Regina Valluzzi
    Regina Valluzzialmost 3 years ago

    original is on hold

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    RobynLeeover 2 years ago

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    lorileeover 2 years ago


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