Josef Maria Eder, Early X Ray, Frog On Front and Back
Haeckel, Batarachia in Kunstformen der Natur (1904)
I’m aware that exploding the creative process and passing that off as end in itself is a cliche of my work, but it’s been a difficult week.
Blown up on a better background gives more sense (or it may not its been a difficult week) of the attempt to alter the perspective of the shot of trees dimly reflected in a pond.I have had the image sitting about unedited for ages, with these two reference images in mind.
Reading the contents for a post The Frenzied Dissection of Mythical Bodies on Victorian attitudes to the dissection of poor bodies and the term ‘matter out of place’ gave a context for the first dirty edit. Second dirty edit, finding a title I found amusing. Taking matter out of place by returning to its original context,that is not immediate to the eye, and trying to make it so.
Convergent and divergent stream of thought here I think.
This image is not heavily digitally manipulated. Its had two very fast lighting edits, but I have been thinking about an article I read in the Guardian by Grayson Perry when he noted that digital manipulation produces less gifts of the fire. i.e. design opportunity by accident.
‘Baldrick I don’t remember giving you permission to turn into a pig ‘
The Dream of Blackadder
Not sure that using digital tools suggest a death of the processes that animates it. Prediction here depends on convergences within divergent threads. Always the chance for design opportunity or disaster here.
Stewart Lee , ‘I imagined John Whittingdale in his kitchen later that evening, creaming his rasam’, The Guardian