This post is a continuation of the post Painting nature that I wrote yesterday about the John Wolseley exhibition at the NGV in Melbourne.
John Wolseley sees himself as ‘one who tries to relate the minutiae of the natural world – leaf, feather and beetle wing – to the abstract dimensions of the earth’s dynamic systems. Using techniques of watercolour, collage, frottage, nature printing and other methods of direct physical or kinetic contact I am finding ways of collaborating with the actual plants, birds, trees, rocks and earth of a particular place.’ http://www.johnwolseley.net/
The concepts behind Wolseley’s work have captured my imagination. Since seeing the exhibition I’ve been wondering if it is possible to create a photographic image that highlights the intricacies of a particular tree while also creating an impression of the environment in which that tree grows. Working on my tablet I manipulated a mobile phone image using the app Pixlr.
To create this image I began by overlaying the two mobile phone photos below. The first photo may just have achieved my aims without much manipulation but it was fun pushing the creative potentials of my tablet into a direction I hadn’t thought of before. I think it’s an idea that requires a great deal more experimentation though. Drawing with the stylus on a tablet is like drawing with a blunt stick for a start.
All images in this post were taken with my Samsung Duos phone
linked to Sally’s digital devices photo challenge – macro