After my artist in residency program in Finland in 2016 I then travelled to Brazil for my next journey. With this mission I felt like I took my artwork to the next level by travelling to the Amazon rain forest to collect the sights and sounds of one of the worlds most amazing jungles, with the hope of spreading awareness about its plight.

The first installment was screened at "Render" festival Lima Peru.

Sounds recorded by Andy Thomas and Reynier Omena Junior in and around Presidente Figueiredo - State of Amazonas Brazil in 2016.
Many thanks to Ricardo Queiroz and Reynier Omena Junior for support and logistics. I see sounds as moving shapes and colours in my imagination. Bringing these to life is the challenging part. There are many countless hours drawing sketches and testing particle effects. Some of the results are more refined and closely match my imagination than others.

Visual Sounds of the Amazon 2.

These are abstract interpretations of bird sound recordings from my trip to the Amazon in 2016. This series is dedicated to the people of Brazil and the ecosystem of one of the worlds most amazing forests. The Amazon is know as the lungs of the world and is under constant and on going threats of deforestation. These are complicated issues that require compassion on all sides. As an artist I feel my roll is to be a voice of inspiration about the beauty of nature with an unconventional approach. Computer generated artwork can still have a connection with the natural world and I hope this is one example of that.
Andy T 2020