The Atlas Of Dreams - Color Plate 45 by Richard Maier

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“Color Plate 45” was a struggle. I didn’t think it was ever going to work, but I kept playing with it to see where it wanted to go. I’m pretty pleased with the light and airy final version. It combines a photograph from an unknown stock.xchng member with a “splashguard painting” created by my father, Gus Maier.

“The Atlas Of Dreams” is an ongoing project started in 1999. Each plate is composed of several different images combined to create something greater than the sum of its parts. Source images include historic engravings, NASA photos of space and the Earth’s surface, abstract images, the artwork of my father: Gus Maier, and of course my own artwork – recycled and reused. Watch out for stray butterflies, fish, snakes, and other animals…

While having a strong background in photography and traditional printmaking, Richard Maier has mostly worked as a digital artist since the mid-90’s. His abstract and non-representational work tends toward a lush color palette and stark design, often filtered through the lens of chaos and noise. The natural world, as both the microcosm of biology and the macrocosm of space, is his favorite subject matter. He strives to create art that is both visually pleasing and intellectually fascinating.

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  • JDNarts
    JDNartsabout 6 years ago

    This one is exceptional; very subtle and fluid! I feel like I’m looking at a zinc engraving plate, etched and inked and ready to press. Nice work!

  • You could be right – I spent several years doing etchings on zinc plates, so that look is buried somewhere in the way I see things. Thanks for the feedback!

    – Richard Maier

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaabout 6 years ago

    stunning image;

  • Thanks again Scott!

    – Richard Maier

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonabout 2 years ago

    Oh this is wonderful Richard :o)

  • Thanks Josie, I’m delighted that you like it!

    – Richard Maier

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