Invented Forms and Imaginary Objects
IS THERE ANYONE OR ANYTHING OUT THERE WATCHING OVER US?
Religious and cultural belief has provided us with a hierarchy of celestial beings. They are represented to us as archangels at the highest rank and collectively as guardian angels as a general group. The guardians have very specific duties to manage (biography or kindness) and the archangels have a wider range of responsibilities. If any of this is so, what does it or they look like?
The images seen here are invented forms. Each is personified by a name loosely originating in either religious beliefs (Christianity, Judaism, Islam) or ancient language root words (Greek, Roman, Norman-French). That name is associated with the characteristic the angel has been assigned. They are not meant to be literal interpretations, however.
The majority of the images originated as photographs focusing on texture, lighting or motion effects. Then some of the more “obscure” tools found within the Adobe design programs Illustrator & Photoshop were employed. The tools in Illustrator were primarily used to create drawn and 3-D elements. Photoshop was mostly used for collaging and digital painting.
The final inkjet prints are on one of three different surfaces. Each of these substrates lends its own character to the personality of the image. The images printed on matte paper and presented under plexi-glass might be considered the most “normal”. The majority of the work, which is printed on canvas and framed, gives a visual nod to traditional painting. The 7 main archangels printed on black sintra represents a fairly new development in printing technology. They were printed at Haas Graphics and explore the ability to print white ink on PVC.
PRINTS ON BLACK SINTRA
PRINTS ON MATTE PAPER
PRINTS ON CANVAS