Open Door

While this Digital Composite looks like I intended it to look and the individual components appealed to me enough to save them originally I have some kind of mental block with this piece. Continue reading Open Door

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primary elections, general elections, special elections, run-off elections …

Today was yet another voting day in Oklahoma City and it is the third time I’ve had to cast a vote for someone since the Presidential election on November 8th, 2016 and, although I am a vocal supporter of carrying out our few but important civic duties, I must say all the voting is wearing on me a bit. Continue reading primary elections, general elections, special elections, run-off elections …

Mini Biography: Elenore Plaisted Abbott

Although there is some confusion about the year of Plaisted Abbott’s birth she was born in Maine and received an extensive art education primarily in the Philadelphia area. She studied at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women (now Moore College of Art), the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and Drexel University. Continue reading Mini Biography: Elenore Plaisted Abbott

Art in the Home

I recently read a blog post from a gallery in Ottawa that was trying to make the argument that having original art is as important as having a bed. The author posted several good reasons to have original art in the home and I fully support the concept of everyone having original art in their homes (#supportlocalartists) and I’m not even going to focus on the absurdity of the blog title which, in it’s entirety is: 13 Reasons Why Original Art In The Home Is As Important As A Bed. Continue reading Art in the Home

Life is a Beach

The Life is a Beach digital composite is another piece I created for Target Resistance and which uses a lot of different elements from a variety of sources. The background is composed of different sections of an abstract painting on paper and divided digitally. The sun, moon, planes, and compass (far bottom left corner) are all graphic elements from Photoshop as are the targets inside those elements. Continue reading Life is a Beach

Kick the sky, kiss this guy – whatever

A friend recently posted a comedy skit by a Brit named Peter Kay in which he plays several linguistically ambivalent song clips and adds his own interpretation of the lyrics. It’s spot on and quite funny. (Actually he seems pretty funny in general but his comedy is very dependent on English popular culture which sometimes makes it hard for a Yank to follow.) Continue reading Kick the sky, kiss this guy – whatever

Paired Digital Composites: Girl and Boy

These two digital composites are titled simply Girl and Boy because this type of composite is unlikely to be repeated with other boys and girls in the future but I do like the idea of doing commissioned portraiture in this manner. The girl, Evelyn Casey, and the boy, Phillip Sowa, both sat for photographer and sociologist Lewis Hine. Hine is best known for his photographic documentation … Continue reading Paired Digital Composites: Girl and Boy