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Digital Decay

Paula Stirland

Bellevue, Australia

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Artist's Description

I took a photo of a flower once a day while it dyed. Then I took the photos to photo shop and cropped them and blacked out the backgrounds. This was all because I had to record something decaying for a college art project. Then the lecturer wanted us to use the recordings to create a finished work of art. I chose to do a painting of the flower dying as the image flows across the canvas. I decided to plan the painting by defining each photo of the flower as a brush. Then, I opened a new page and made it black, then used a white paint brush and put the flowers in a sort of time line, as it grows, it gos upward, then starts to drop downward as it dies. Once i did that I adjusted the colouring into the rusty orange colours that the flower originally was. Then after starting the painting of the image I decided it wasn’t working very well. I put it aside and textured two square boards with a concoction of paint and plaster which i sprayed and flicked onto the boards. then, took the photographs of the before and after shots of the flowers, used photo shop to see the silhouette shapes, which i then painted onto the boards with No Nails! pushing it to the edges of the flower’s petals, then over that, i painted the images, finishing up with the diptych you may have seen before in my gallery,

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