City Grid series 2012 - 2013
By taking photos of the walls and faces of skyscrapers in New York and Miami, then combining these photos with painted and digitally painted grids and plaids I already have an abstract pattern without any aparent scale. Continuing, I ad photos of computer motherboards and other electronics, working towards the build up of a very dense grid. Some parts are then knocked back to create skyline shapes. This seems to end up a little bit slick like the buildings themselves, and a little bit rough like a fabric.
City Grid Piece 4 - detail | 2012 | piece 31 x 48 | 1 of 8
Makes me think of the work of Hundertwasser. Made from scans of my painted surfaces and digitally made patterns.
City Grid Piece 7 | 2012 | 31 x 48 | 2 of 8
see piece 4
City Grid, Night in Miami | 2013 | 80 x 84 | 3 of 8
From the Art Deco of South Beach to the Modernism of downtown, more of a feel of an actual place in this one.
City Grid Night | 2012 | 40 x 60 | 4 of 8
Manhattan, mid town and down town, but mostly made up.
City Grid Grey Weave | 2012 | 25 x 140 | 5 of 8
working towards a fabric feel. A twelve foot long scarf?
computer parts skyline day-night | 2012 | 20 x 80 | 6 of 8
If you look hard enough (at full scale) you can see the skyline made of computer parts photographed in the studio.
computer parts skyline grey | 2012 | 56 x 140 | 7 of 8
computer parts skyline white | 2012 | 40 x 100 | 8 of 8
Another variation, going for a squinty realism.