Friday, May 28, 2010
About Technology as Tool
The resulting works look as good (or better) as those I fashion from conventional tools; they last as long (or longer); they take as much attention from the creator (or more) and the pricing makes them easier to acquire.
Come and see for yourself. For the first two weekends of next month I will open my workspace to the public as part of our North Coast Open Studios event. I plan to show original paintings in one area of my studio and the digitally enhanced work in another. I daresay no one will be able to identify the process in any of them. They are different because they are not made with the same materials but I cannot think that because technology played a part in the production of the giclées that they are less "authentic". While I am captivated by what I can do with my contemporary tools, they are no easier to produce than with a brush and easel.
Helen Frankenthaler said: Whatever the medium, there is the difficulty, challenge, fascination and often the productive clumsiness of learning a new method: the wonderful puzzles and problems of translating with new materials.
The image above is made with the process described above and available in several sizes. It is still untitled as Detail 2. For information about any of the images on this blog please contact Joan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about North Coast Open Studios, please visit www.northcoastopenstudios.com