Thursday, February 11, 2010

Romance of the Tropics #6

In 2008 I added photographs of butterflies to the symbolic mix in the Romances. I have photographed them at Butterfly World near Fort Lauderdale, Florida during the past five years. As part of my cosmography they symbolize beauty, peace and our brief existence on this earth. Number Six is one of my favorites because the central nude figures stance implies bravery and strength. I struggle with composition in the Romances, moving images, lines and shapes about, changing size, and transparency over and over, but this is one of the most successful compositions of the series.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Romance of the Tropics #5

This is the 2nd time I used the Warhol technique of drawing over top of the image.  The Photoshop image has 36 layers, and only one print sold, that one at the Camp Rehoboth Sundance Art Auction in 2008.