Saturday, August 28, 2010

A Bit of Urban Decay

These pieces are some of the prints that I hand painted yesterday. I liked the prints, but I wanted the buildings themselves to be a bit more broken down and desolate. So I purposely blurred the original prints and then juxtaposed them with very brilliant backgrounds. Lately I have been playing with the idea of backgrounds overwhelming the subjects; my raven pieces have seen a bit of this action. As you can see, these flat planes of color in the backgrounds are mega intense, and hopefully taking over the subject matter, or at least vying for attention. I wanted these backgrounds to be deeper than the light of a sunset, deeper than any other natural light source could possibly be. I wanted the light to be supremely artificial and just plain wrong. I was reminded of Gestalt again about a month ago...perceptions...and how you can screw those up for a viewer intentionally. I have done a lot of that in the past and I have to say, I am pleased with how these are going thus far...







2 comments:

Momo Luna said...

Yes that works! Very intense, i love it a lot. Thank you also for the explanation, i learn from it. :-)

shana goetsch said...

thanks a lot for stopping momo luna!