Paintings From Slides Shot Off TV
In the early 1980's, I was inspired by manipulating video. The processes including videoing locations or shooting video off of the television, slowing down the resulting video and colorizing it. I shot slides of frames from the resulting imagery and chose a few to turn into paintings. While the paintings appear to be abstract, they are from source images. The first one I painted in the series, titled "The Bridge" is made of 24,000 quarter inch squares, took over 6 months to paint. I went through dozens of quarter inch brushes. "Car Blowing Down The Street" is from an Atomic blast in Japanese monster film. "Feedback" is a still of feedback, random psychedelic imagery that results from turning a video camera to face the monitor. "The Dragon" is from a video still of a decaying float from the 1983 Rose Parade in Pasadena California.