Nucleus No. One

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I was planning to share a photo today, but at the last minute I decided to re-process it. So, instead, here’s… another… nucleus (Nucleus No. Two here). Have a great weekend, everyone (I’m off to re-launch Photoshop).

Joel Barish: “Can you hear me? I don’t want this any more! I want to call it off!”

– Jim Carrey – Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

About this image:  aluminum ground bolted to 8″x10″ canvas frame… background is gel medium transfer of blurred periodic table… charcoal portrait (gel medium transfer)… charcoal circles (gel medium transfer) represent electron orbitals… hand painted aluminum element symbol and atomic number (acrylic).

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Nucleus No. Two

It seemed appropriate to post some mixed media today… especially since it’s the model’s birthday on Saturday!

Have a great weekend, everyone! And happy birthday, Annabelle! I love you!

About this image:  painted aluminum ground bolted to 8″x10″ canvas frame… background is gel medium transfer of blurred periodic table… charcoal portrait (gel medium transfer)… charcoal circles (gel medium transfer) represent electron orbitals… hand painted copper element symbol and atomic number (acrylic).

Anna No. 2 (faux wet plate collodion)

More digital smoke and mirrors… because that Petzval hasn’t shown up on my doorstep yet.

Sally Sitwell: “Still doing your little tricks?”

Gob Bluth: “Do you consider this to be a little trick?”
[Gob tries to create a fireball, but sprays Sally with lighter fluid instead]

Sally Sitwell: “Did you just… squirt me with something?”

Gob Bluth: “It’s lighter fluid. Didn’t put in a new flint… but still… where did the lighter fluid come from?”

– Christine Taylor & Will Arnett – Arrested Development

About this image: digital photograph heavily modified to replicate wet plate collodion

Fresh Fruit

You might be thinking, “Is that… a little… um…” Well, maybe. But it’s completely made-up, so you get to create your own narrative. Which is more fun anyway. Right?

Ned Plimpton: “You don’t know me. You never wanted to know me. I’m just a character in your film.”

Steve Zissou: “It’s a documentary. It’s all really happening.”

Ned Plimpton: “Well, d**n you for that.”

Owen Wilson and Bill Murray – The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

About this image: Replicated supermarket ad created in Adobe Illustrator then printed, stained, distressed and collaged on 16″x16″ canvas – large text painted in acrylic and distressed – figure and fruit painted in acrylic – sides painted in white crackle/distressed acrylic with some torn bits of ad and painted text wrapping around

After Aesop; Industry

Here’s a crow… thing. You’re probably thinking, “this looks nothing like Brandon Lee”. Admittedly, the likeness isn’t quite there. This crow looks  more like his cousin. Don. The used car salesman from upstate. Nice guy, Don. He can get you a sweet deal on a gently used Buick.

About this image: (where to start?) digital photograph and type – gel medium transfer onto aluminum/book; digitally colored graphite drawing – gel medium transfer onto book; acrylic background; found objects; all mounted in 12″x12″ panel

Robert


Lately I’m really into dishonesty attempting to replicate certain photographic processes digitally (since I lack the materials/knowledge to produce the ‘real things’). Just getting my lie on.

More of the same today! I took this photo of my Grandfather (who was a really good dude) after I got my digital SLR. I wasn’t happy with the results,  although for some reason I think the image works better faked edited this way (the contemporary shirt is a bit of a bummer, though).

About this image: faux collodion – digital photograph highly modified / combined with acrylic plate scan

More Fake Collodion

Me: “Jeff Goldblum?!”

Annabelle: “I wouldn’t say he’s classically handsome, but he is attractive.”

Me: “I would not have guessed that. In a million years.”

Annabelle: “If he’s funny that makes him more attractive.”

Me: “But not Adam Sandler?”

Annabelle: “No.”

*pause*

Annabelle: “Like Jack Black, or…”

Me: “Jack Black?!” (glancing in mirror) “Oh *explicative*.”

The  point of this ridiculous story (I think) is my wife can be ‘aesthetically challenged’. At times. Which I appreciate.

About this image: faux collodion – digital photograph highly modified / combined with acrylic plate scan