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Painting Digital Abstraction – Side Project

The project below is a divergence from a suggested side-project my mentor wanted me to try (do a number of abstract color-shape studies of the digital works, to distill them down into their most important component parts).

I’m still working on her original suggestion and also decided to use paint to combine several different stills into the same surface–essentially mimicking the digital layering technique that allows me to combine thin, transparent components into painted form.

Size: 36″ x 50″

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Current state (5/3/14)

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First state (above), states between second and current below:

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Deep in Soledad Canyon

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4/4/14 – #2

Punching out some new digital manipulations, working on more micro zooms and horizons and doing a ton of reading.

I’m in the process of working on a variety of outputs as well, testing different matte and photo papers for some of the larger scale works. I’ve also decided to do a smaller sequencing of 8″ x 10″ pieces, similar to the line of prints I had at the last residency. However, these will be done on higher quality paper, with additional surface manipulation, maintaining the smaller, intimate format that some viewers preferred.

 

Horizons in the Digital Desert, or how Johnny Discovered The Secret Air Base

Additional horizons. I’m expecting to work with these as projections and as large-scale printed scrolls. Increasing their physical scale would emphasize the sense of geographic, ambiguous spatial presence.
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They are behaving both as panoramas and as bizarre sequenced moments to me.