Abstract Down Comforter Series:
Since 2006, I have used the medium of digital photography to help me identify images for original compositions in oil on canvas. However, I have recently found interest in using the camera to identify abstract images in everyday items. Sometimes this is achieved through taking a very close up photograph of the image. At other times, it is achieved by taking a photograph of the image from an unusual point or view or an unnatural perspective.
This current series of 12 photographs were taken of my down comforter. I awoke one snowy morning in February, 2015 to yet another feather in my hair. I wondered if my pillow had a leak, but then I noticed a tiny goose feather trying to escape from the corner of my down comforter. This image intrigued me and I began taking photographs of the amazing folds and creases, hills and valleys that I could see within this full, billowy and white bed cover. I remained in one spot while I shot. There was so much to see just from that perspective.
I loved the way the images reminded me of organic things in nature and how abstracted they were from what I was actually photographing. As a young artist, I started out by painting in large abstract acrylics. I did this because that is the way artists were painting at the time and I really did not make a deliberate effort to abstract the images. With this series, I have returned to abstraction, but this time in a much more deliberate and purposeful way.
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