Didomenico Studio

π & Other Forms of Transparency, 1999

π : The 16th letter in the Greek alphabet
The transcendental number 3.14159 representing the ratio of the
circumference to the diameter of a circle and appearing as a constant in a wide range of mathematical problems.
Infinite: Having no boundaries or limits
Immeasurable, unlimited, existing beyond
No known beginning and no end
Translucent: To shine through
Experiment: ‘Experiri’ – to try
A test made to demonstrate a known truth
To examine the validity of a hypothesis
To determine the efficacy of something previously untried
Process, practice
Examples: light bulb, telescope, magnifying glass,
sand, crystals, microscope slide,
lantern, glass eyes, test tube,
mica, eye glasses, window,
lenses, slides, fish tank,
mirror, gems, scientific vessels,
jar, marbles, x-mas ornament,
bottles, windshield, watches
Even sand is a form of glass. Sand and silicates culled from the mineral world can be transformed into changeable molten lava, a magical substance that doesn’t crystallize when solid and can be shaped when heated. Glass connotes fragility and beauty of a transitory nature. Making art is a process of transforming the available materials into their infinite reincarnations. As a discreet medium, glass is an expansive form for revealing the internal imagination; a window for looking through, one’s vision altered by the very experience of seeing. During this obsessive and repetitive artistic exploration, the ‘life force’ of glass becomes a portent pod under an ever-changing lens.

1,000 Wings

Danaus plexippus
Consul fabius
Agraulis vanillae
Anartia fatima
Papilio palamedes
Papilio demodocus
Danaus gilippus

Phoebis philea
Papilio nireus
Papilio palinurus
Philaethria dido
Archaeoprepona demophon
Dryadula phaetusa
Siproeta stelenes

Phoebis sennae
Colobura dirce
Morpho peleides
Catonephele mexicana
Dryas Julia
Neptis hylas
Chrysiridia rhipheus
Papilio Ulysses

Hamadryas februa
Papilio cresphontes
Anartia jatrophae
Euxanthe wakefieldi
Heliconius ismenius
Tithorea tarricina

Paintings on Crystal



Subtle Bodies

“Subtle Bodies of the Chakras”
©DiDomenico Studio 2001

The chakra work is an interactive installation.

One can spin each chakra wheel, thereby mirroring the color,
concept and subtle nature of each body energy-center.


Following are some examples that show the interactive nature of this work:

  • Each chakra wheel has the corresponding number of
    petals according to Hindu spiritual symbolism, from
    4 to 1000, each petal hand cut from mica.
  • The wheels also have a corresponding color and theme
    ( ie . red roots, yellow butterfly wings , etc. )
  • To fully involve all the senses, the throat chakra is made
    so that when you spin it, the material inside moves through
    the test tubes and makes a noise.
  • The heart chakra has a pinkish light inside the wheel that
    makes the whole chakra glow.