Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Just Like I Remember It

Pike's Market.  It was good to be back, and now I have an image to remember it all by, recast in one of my favorite color combinations, orange and charcoal gray.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Real to Abstract Image in Grayscale

Does the previous image, cast as a grayscale, have the notan effect, that is, is there an interplay of positive and negative space?  I think so, though this would not be a shining example of notan.  There is present however, variety, repetition, and rhythm.  I think the interplay of positive and negative space probably works better in this composition with color involved.  

Well, I was just having fun, and isn't that the best?! 

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Real To Abstract

Not readily apparent, this image started with readable lines on a page and gradually transformed into the abstract.  I find the interplay of positive and negative space, what the Japanese refer to as "notan", quite pleasing.  Also, in my work, I consider it a plus when the eye wanders the image.  Are the four corners different from one another?  Yes, another positive. 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Inscrutable Mask of Time

Ten thousand years of history written across the face of Mount Desert Island granite. 

Monday, May 21, 2012


The image caught my eye as I rounded a corner, a memory preserved.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Paint To Suit

The beloved landmark, Seattle's Rainier Tower, aka, The Pencil Building. recast in new colors. 

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Cool Transportation

What a rare treat to spot this 1957 VW Microbus on the streets of Seattle.  The driver remarked, "it gets me around." 

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Skyway Revisited

The old Pacific Northwest Bell Building, Seattle, Washington, revisited.  Here I worked from high in the tower to three stories down, in the audio/video studio, at rock bottom.  I tried my hand at graphic design, engineering, and all things mundane.  Yes, this was good experience.