Saturday, April 26, 2008

Jewelry made from pieces of broken bowls

Lapis hangers with silver beads

Necklace, earrings, and bracelet inspired by Mimbres designs

Gold highlighted pin inspired by Japanese artist Y. Hideshima

Friday, March 14, 2008

88 Into 89

Working with Acrylic paints under water in a single image printing technique

A detail of a larger piece titled Chopper shows how two pigments, one blue and the other yellow, break down and spread in the water bath. The effect is then captured in time in the print process.

An image can emerge and be captured by chance. The face of a snarling wolf comes to mind.

A closeup image from a piece titled Cactus. Red and Yellow were used here with the overall image implying a Cactus hot on the desert.

I refer to this image as the Russian Bear. Although showing his rump and keeping his eye to the frame his back is exploding. This image was created before the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

A teleidoscope is a kind of kaleidoscope. Unlike other kaleidoscopes, teleidoscopes have an open view, so they can be used to form kaleidoscopic patterns from objects outside the instrument, rather than from items installed as part of it. In my photographic experiments some 20 years ago I created a flexible teleidoscope. This allowed me to utilize unlimited reflective planes. I only used a still camera but the concept of a moving picture camera often intrigued me.

The series below is titled Absolute Neon. They are photos I took at an art exhibit of neon sculptures , and sadly I can not give credit to either the artist or the gallery as I noted neither at the time.

Currently my wallpaper, please feel free to use these digital pictures under the terms of my Creative Commons Copyright as stated below.
I have juiced up the blue on this photo using ArcSoft PhotoImpression 6 software. I used a VuPoint FS-C1-VP scanner to convert the slide to a digital file.
The sculpture its self was an outline of a pink neon Flamingo standing in a pool made of textured plastic lighted blue from below.
Very space like, I consider this a view of a galaxy. The only print I sold from my studies using a flexible teleidoscope was a somewhat similar view. The buyer insisted he also receive the slide so I have no copy.