When Jack shot advertising in his photography studio, he noticed one day how colors swirled as they refracted through wavy glass. He wondered, “What if the swirls in the glass moved . . . and over a combination of colors?”
For a month he experimented with a proprietary camera set-up. He trained a microscopic-quality lens at a small glass “stage" with clear gel. By employing a lower stage with pieces of colored cellophane on it, the lens recorded swirling color as the gel was manipulated with a pointed wooden fondue skewer while the cellophane’s color refracted through the undulations of the gel.
After a month of experimentation, GELArt was borne.
Jack produced images in a variety of “Palettes,” using different combinations of colored cellophane. The items in the GELArt Shoppe are produced from a massive library of images produced in 1993 on film and digitized at extremely high resolution—4,000 pixels per inch! ("New" palettes will be modified occasionally from that library and will be available on items in the ever-changing GELArt Shoppe.)