Another one in my Dandelion Dreams series......yes, it is a scan and not a capture from a camera...... I tried to create the illusion of the wind carrying the dandelion seeds into the night..... it would be difficult to create that feel with a regular camera.... the reason it has that unordered look is because I did not try to place the seeds in any particular way, but instead threw them on the glass, over and over, until I got the desired effect....... if I had placed them, you would be able to tell because only nature can truly be totally random .....
the artist's statement
- Johny Alives
- "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye" from THE LITTLE PRINCE. When people ask me "WHAT KIND OF ARTIST ARE YOU?"... I tell them, I am a painter ... they ask "OH oil or watercolor?".... I say, neither... I paint with light ... they give me a strange look.... IF I have the time and I think they are really interested, then I clarify... I use a camera and a scanner as a starting point, and then where it leads me I never know ... the end result may be a light capture from my scanner, or a manipulated photo, using many different computer enhancement tools including photoshop...... sometimes I create something that does not even look like anything recognizable. Then sometimes, I use mixed media.... mixing a printed inkjet picture with maybe a magazine transfer using wintergreen oil, or adding paint, or using sandpaper to rough it up ....in the end I have something original that never existed before.... just a splash of pixel dust.