Sunday, 16 November 2014

Disrupting Shadows

Whilst I was away in Scotland, I had time to play with bridge shadow photos taken when I was in Pennsylvania recently.

I had printed them out onto paper before I left and taken black backing paper and a glue stick - all very low-tech.

On a rainy afternoon, I set to work tearing each photo into haphazard strips and sticking them onto the black backing paper leaving spaces as I went. The aim was to insert irregular black lines into the image to disrupt it and increase the level of abstraction.


Both images all very busy and lots more ideas to play with ... but a beginning ...

11 comments:

  1. Great that you were able to get some work and thinking done whilst away.

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    1. It's sometimes easier in Scotland - weather often tricky and no mundane things to be done. This makes for good thinking time.

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  2. Awesome images. Look forward to seeing what you do with them!

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    1. I have lots of thoughts but still need to do lots more playing around with ideas

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  3. These are looking pretty amazing. I am often stumped by the whole 'abstraction' thing but your pieces are very inspiring!

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    1. I think as time goes by I'm more stumped by making things realistic! I guess we all do what seems to come most naturally to us.

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  4. Oh I like that! Love seeing your creative process unfold.

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    1. Thank you, Nora. There's quite a way to go with this ...

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  5. I love what you've done so far, Margaret - and the different perspectives with the lines of the images and then those you've created with the tears are so striking. Here's to "low-tech" & the inspiration it provides...

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  6. Tearing up paper images is a favourite of mine - next step is to enlarge and crop the images and then to play at tearing again, but that (the enlarging at least) will have to wait till my PC is fixed and I can see things on a larger screen.

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