What is Pixeldust?

Pixeldust is a conceptual term for our pictures, which have been created either on a computer using a 3D rendering program, or painted on an iPad. Beginning with these digital creative tools, we snag a photon’s mass and ultimately convert it into a molecule of pigment (a pixel, or grain of “pixeldust”) which is transferred to a physical substrate where the original color purity, saturation, and gamut are preserved. “Pixeldust” simply means the elements of an image that may be transported across the internet and projected into the universe, or fused onto metal, glass, or paper. Particles of light energy (photons) are rendered with mass (dust) in a composition. They are not photographs; they are original works of art. 


Ronald Davis | An Octagon Ring | 2021 | "Pixeldust" on aluminum