Op-Art Animation

 Added to December 19, 2015
Dec 192015
 

I have been creating black and white compositions that deal with visual perception and optical trickery. I seem to be channeling the early 1960’s work of painter Bridget Riley (which is a good thing). She is brilliant and I love her early black and white and even color op-art… I then decided to see what happens when I combine two of my compositions in an animated video. I call it A+B because that equals “see”.

Editing Statues

 Added to December 16, 2015
Dec 162015
 

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I spent yesterday photographing at Olde Good Things with some friends, an antique and architectural lot in Scranton, PA. I was browsing through my images today and decided to grab an image of a carved wall and play around in Photoshop for a while in order to really change it and bring parts out… The end product is a bit strange. Some kind of portal or ancient machine.

New York City

 Added to December 13, 2015
Dec 132015
 

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Just spent the day walking around New York City for the first tiem in over 10 years. We visited the tree, holiday markets, a pizaria, and of course the MOMA (Museum Of Modern Art)… I brought along my dSLR with the idea of making a series of photographs looking up at tall buildings, but without ever looking through the camera. I suppose it was some kind of strange conceptual project. I mean, who goes to NYC with a camera and blindly makes photos of the sky? Me… Here are a few of the images.

Art That You Spin

 Added to December 10, 2015
Dec 102015
 

Who doesn’t love art that you spin! Designed by transforming octagons in Photoshop, printed onto a metal plate, cut out into a circle, and mounted onto the wall for the viewer to spin and watch. I like the idea of art being an interactive thing, and this is one idea that if pushed farther (scale, lighting effects) could really be an interesting find in a standard gallery space.

Alphabetizing Ashes

 Added to December 3, 2015
Dec 032015
 

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I am alphabetizing an array of ashes for art… The other day I realized that I did not currently have the budget to finish a project idea that I had begun. See, I am photographing items, burning them, and using their ashes to make photographic prints. This can get pretty costly in materials, so, instead I created a nice spreadsheet that corresponds to these little containers of ashes. Once the budget comes in I will get back to work.