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Arctic Desert

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Unlike the Matrix series, this painting did not use any computer technology and was produced entirely in an ‘analog’ manner. I was curious to use the same basic process sans technology to see how, if any, the resulting experience of the work changed. I used satellite photographs of the earth as my source instead of movies scenes of computer animation. And instead of using Photoshop to deconstruct the images to use as my templates, I drew directly onto transparencies from the source? photographs. I also made all color and composition decisions during the physical creation of the painting and not preplanned on the computer. This particular painting mixes images from arctic crevasse fields? to river runoff of the African desert. How do these two disparate ecological environments mix and flow with each other? And how does the interweaving of natural/organic material compare to the interweaving of artificial/digital data?

> Arctic Desert
, acrylic on wood panel, 36 x 36 inches, 2010.

> Crevasse field, Fiescher Glacier, Swiss Alps.

> Algae from the crust of alluvial sand along the Tsondebvlei in the Namib Desert, Namibia.

> Crevasse field, Zwillings Glacier, Swiss Alps.

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May 2nd, 2010 at 5:42 pm

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