The Playground

This is my artist’s statement — it’s how I work

 

 

I love the artist’s statement, “Blah blah blah blahblah blah blah…” I wish I knew who to credit for it — maybe it’s just an artist’s urban legend. I’m opting here for Show & Tell. To know me, see how I work. I ask “what if” and then find out. So I’m full of questions? So was the ‘satiable Elephant’s Child. Endearing, yes?

 

 

Inward with the Droste Spiral

 

 

The photo above by Andriyko Podilnyk looks up a fancy stairwell. I always thought there was a mirror complicating it. My inattention. But it called out for a Droste filter. The world-within-a-world spiral first made famous in 1900 on the Droste Cocoa package shows a nurse and tray with a Droste Cocoa Box, showing a nurse and tray and cocoa box, depicting nurse, tray, cocoa. Spiraling we suppose infinitely inward.

 

 

You can see how the spiral twists with different numbers in the equation.

Filter Forge 9 Droste filter by Dmitry Sapelnikov on photo by Andriyko Podilnyk .

Filter Forge 9 Droste filter by Dmitry Sapelnikov on photo by Andriyko Podilnyk .

Filter Forge 9 Droste filter by Dmitry Sapelnikov on photo by Andriyko Podilnyk .

Filter Forge 9 Droste filter by Dmitry Sapelnikov on photo by Andriyko Podilnyk .

Michael Dziedzic (@lazycreekimages) on unsplash.com.

Michael Dziedzic (@lazycreekimages) on unsplash.com.

Andriyko Podilnyk on unsplash.com. https://unsplash.com/photos/WjJmdcpA4Eg

Andriyko Podilnyk on unsplash.com. https://unsplash.com/photos/WjJmdcpA4Eg

I found I had a Droste filter in my Filter Forge files. This software has been around a long long time. It lets you download other people’s filters and also to have a go at making your own. Years ago they offered a lifetime subscription. I jumped at it and have enjoyed using it ever since. It offers endless possibilities, especially when you realize you can run a second filter over the one you’ve just finished. One drawback — used inside of Photoshop it’s slow.

 

I’m including a second set, using the much artier photo by Michael Dziedzic. You can see in the last image just how gorgeous these distortions can become.

Michael Dziedzic photo on unsplash.com.

Michael Dziedzic photo on unsplash.com.

Filter Forge 9 Droste filter by Dmitry Sapelnikov on photo by Michael Dziedzic.

Filter Forge 9 Droste filter by Dmitry Sapelnikov on photo by Michael Dziedzic.

Filter Forge 9 Droste filter by Dmitry Sapelnikov on photo by Michael Dziedzic.

Filter Forge 9 Droste filter by Dmitry Sapelnikov on photo by Michael Dziedzic.

Filter Forge is currently advertising 6400 filters to paw through — turn your image to stone or linen, add bumps or swirls, or conjure up some eyeballs. Check them out for making images more than before.

Inward with the Droste Spiral


Playground Layered Shapes


Using Photoshop Paintbucket Tool and Patterns
to Make Abstractions from Photos


LuxDraw by Norbyte


Including a Motif


Blue Light

The App Girih

Tile Photos FX, puzzle-cut mode

The App Scale: Beautiful Fractals

Torso Incognito

3-D Materials

Photoshop Grids

Cutting Up Art with the App Tiles FX

Motion 03: More Complex

Motion 02: Stacked Math Movies

Motion 01: Visual Math and Video Dance

Interference Effects

Years of Tries at 3D Effects

Squiggles with Patterns

3d Models as Paint Brushes, Plus Glazes

3 Images from 1 Source

 

 

Compound Eye from ImageTricks

 

 

 

Silhouettes

 

 

AutoType Writing

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.