Beatrice Gordon

Artist's Statement About the Artist digital images gallery artist books gallery mixed media gallery multimedia shows
I have lived most of my life as a painter and photographer, both as a teacher and as a fine artist. My images depend on any number of combinations of scanned images, memories, and objects, including my older traditional works, paintings, photographs, and digital images. I use layering techniques in many media to express the flow of space and time from the past and reaching into the future. What is important to me is to be able to share an art vision, knowing that the most important part of art is living a creative life each day.
Beatrice Gordon was born in Pasadena, California and now lives in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, and can be contacted by e-mail at

Multimedia Shows
4.7 minutes

Orchid Carousel
6.5 minutes

5 minutes

NO Parking
6.3 minutes

7.4 minutes

Beatrice Gordon created these multimedia shows using Scala InfoChannel Designer. The Scala player is not widely available so the shows were translated to Silverlight by Kent Gordon.

To see this art you need the Microsoft Silverlight browser plugin. If the following box does not say "you have Silverlight installed" then click in the box to go to the Silverlight download page. For the Mac the plugin requires MacOS X 10.4.8 or higher.

The two principal barriers to seeing the shows as intended are flicker during fades and background clutter. To eliminate flicker during fades the images need to be refreshed at 30 frames per second. As the images become larger the computer can not always manage 30 frames per second. The best choice for eliminating background clutter is to have the images fill the entire monitor. The second best choice is to have nothing but a black background surrounding the images.

The shows can play within the browser window, full screen but with the image the same size as in the browser window, and full screen with full screen images. If flicker is a problem then reduce the size of the browser window, and therefore the image size, until there is no filcker. Use Esc to stop a show.