cutting corners

I didn’t like the colors, so I made this black and white.

Then cut corners, and added filters as a disguise.

In the first one, the corners are very distinct. In the second one, everything is layered and rotated over and over, so the stripes appear more blended.



And another one in color.


attention alphabets

I enjoy making digital crops of scans of painted/collaged papers. They are almost always more intriguing than the full pieces I have worked over. There’s a captivating randomness for how those small elements ended up next to each other, which is always a surprise. Sometimes I crop different areas of the same piece, but find there is always one that seems most pleasing. This is a kind of attention.

g's rising

g’s rising

a pile of O's

a pile of o’s

cloud of s's

cloud of s’s

crop of PRIVACY

a piece of PRIVACY

VAC is recurring. Vacation. Vache. Voice. Vacuuming. From Wikipedia:

Vāk or Vāc (stem vāc-, nominative vāk) is the Sanskrit word for “speech”, from a verbal root vac- “speak, tell, utter”.

Personified, Vāk is a goddess; in the Veda she is also represented as created by Prajapati and married to him; in other places she is called the “mother of the Vedas” and wife of Indra. In Hinduism, she is identified with Bharati or Sarasvati.

More on Vac

reverse sgraffito

Print from sgraffito, made with the tool you use to open a paint can

Digital editing allows me to flip it so it’s readable (sort of)

hidden poignancy

hidden poignancy

leaves leaving

Adding a layer of leaf photo on top of a digital composition of corners on top of a scan of a paper/paint collage.

I like working this way. There is a lot of trial and error, but it is so quick on the computer.

Layers, leaf photo on top of corners

Layers, leaf photo on top of corners