Joseph Wilds Sallenger
A Stab at Visual
The names I gave these were
tongue-in-cheek. I tend to get bent
out of shape when I see a trite little watercolor with a title too long
and pretentious to put in the gallery catalog. Since I couldn't
what to call these, I put several possible titles together to confuse
||This is typical of the "art" I will attempt from time to
I'll take a curve, a shape, or a repeating pattern, increasing the
until it turns to mush -- then back off a bit. Like Escher, I
optical illusions and "impossible" shapes. Unlike Escher, I
can't pull it off.
|Here I've taken the "shadow" portion of the above image and
very round-about technique developed by my late boss, Jack
Baker. He got his doctorate in music composition and tried to
transfer these skills to his painting. His ultimate goal was to
multiple images occupying a single space in a manner analogous to
counterpoint or polyphony. He would have two painted images and
image created by the pattern with which they alternate.
Double Negative | Reunion: Anti-Shadow
Convergence: Photon-Antiphoton | Second Approximation
||Here is a close-up of the center of the image above. I
one layer of the light blue image and triangles using latex house paint
directly onto plexiglas. I later scraped off roughly half the
then painted the pink image and crossing set of triangles, which filled
in the scratched out spaces. Flip the plexiglas over and, viola!
|For less complex "art" that GalferJoe
(Mrs. GoferJoe) can appreciate, there are the cats....
Speaking of cats, the children say it's time to go off-line and deal
things -- or else!
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