Thursday, August 26, 2010

Project #11

"Digital Expressions" project #11

About 4 years ago when I was cleaning out 23 years of stuff before the move to the desert a neighbor tossed some things onto the growing pile in the front yard. Fortunately, before the guys from a group home arrived to haul everything off to the dump I saw a crate and photographed it. So, the words are from the wood tobacco crate and the skulls are also from my personal photo archives. The crate photo was inverted which changed the brown of the crate to blue, then an image of a skull was duplicated and layered onto the background of the crate; the backgrounds were erased. There is also another layer of a rock wall. I had such a great time with this project that I did it twice, the other digital image is on my photo blog.  Maybe this piece is a commentary about tobacco? If it is it's unplanned.

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Quote: Don't look outside of yourself for a leader. Hopi Elders after the 9/11/01 terror attacks.


queenopearls said...

Very creative layering to allow all the component parts to shine. I adore the composition. Way to go!!!

Karen said...

Gail, This (as well as your other photographs) is wonderful! I am especially drawn to the wonderful color on color. Fine composition and an arresting image!

Marilyn said...

Very cool composition. Looks like some denim in there somewhere. Are digital creations just so fun?