October 17, 2013

Compositions 1 (Black Compositions)

It has taken a considerable amount of time to proceed from the simple scanning of the book pages  to producing something resembling finished work using various items from my collection of found objects... Deciding how to approach and make work using my collection has been problematic and I have made numerous attempts with varying degrees of success.

I think there are a number of distinct groupings that have begun to appear over the last few weeks and I am going to start with a group I have temporarily titled 'Black Compostions' in reference to the black backgrounds... 
These are digital composites of various scans of backgrounds, objects, combined with the addition of illusory cast shadows designed to introduce a 'trompe l'oeil' aspect to the work ...
The intention of this series to make use of my (previously dormant, but sorted and catalogued) collection of (according to friends) eccentric and eclectic collection of found objects that need to see the light of day in some form or another ...
As an addendum, I have even considered titling some of these images (not something I would normally countenance) ... I hope that the titling might add a little extra to the intended surreal and absurdist qualities I hope the viewer will see in the work ...



'Dreaming of Clouds'




'The Book of Despair'    (The Aftermath of Ash Wednesday)





'The Engineer's Pencil'





'The Reluctant Quadrant'





'A Conversation about Death'





'School Days'





'The Little Tin Box'




'Structural Analysis'





'A Great Degree of Difficulty'





'The Enigma of Time'





'The Lost Surveyor'




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