Friday, April 23, 2010

Some Photoshop Ditties from the Past, Destined to be Parts of the Future

Photoshop collages destined to be parts of my 'analog' collages on wood. Step-by-step, piece-by-piece, I gather materials for the next series. Click on each image to see in detail, and there are LOTS of details, lol.

D I G I T A L   W O R K — At night, I work on scanning personal photographs, negatives, printed pieces. I spend a lot of time going through my 'stuff' and finding suitable pieces for scanning. I play with the scans in photoshop, seeing which ones to combine, figuring out what I'm trying to 'say' with them. Many times I'll print them out, and then find a place for them in my pieces on wood, creating 'analog' collages from digital work.

These are a few of my older photoshopped pieces, some of which have been used on wood, and some of which WILL be used in my next series. Even though they are destined to be part of larger pieces, I think these photoshopped 'ditties' also stand on their own. I have approximately 500GB of artwork stored on hard drives, waiting to be used, and who-knows-how-much still to be scanned and played with. I may have spent the first 45 years of my life working on my education, my career in publishing, my nightclub/bar 'career' at night, and gathering the raw materials I use now, but for the past 6-7 years, I've been working on leaving behind a legacy of personal art—with whatever time I have left.

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