Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Abstraction of reality

My friend Linda and I went to the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) in December. They have a sculpture courtyard that is a restful area with walls painted in solid browns, white and bright yellow that the sun and shadows really play with. I took a photo of the plantings against the round and flat walls and then decided to kneel down and take a shot of an exaggerated view of the cactus and the light hitting the wall above it. This weekend I digitally altered the photo, then shredded three prints of those alterations and pieced them together to take the image even further from reality. I'm calling this 6" x 12" piece SMoCa Loca.  :-)