I’ve started working with another meaning-bearing aspect of image-joinery, the silhouette. Even with plain metal cookie cutters you can tell an Abraham Lincoln from a moose. We read outlines.
What’s inside the man-or-moose can be as lifelike as one a fine painter would render. Or you can fill it with plaid. Your moose may in place of realistic choppers have something more like Bullwinkle’s. Lincoln, too: buckteeth.
What fills the silhouette changes the meaning without bending a bit of metal. They’re like nouns and verbs — shapes and fills can’t replace each other. You there with the eyeballs, have the means to understand.
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
The App Girih
Tile Photos FX, puzzle-cut mode
The App Scale: Beautiful Fractals
Cutting Up Art with the App Tiles FX
Motion 03: More Complex
Motion 02: Stacked Math Movies
Motion 01: Visual Math and Video Dance
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