Thomas Arthur Schaefer

Friday, August 04, 2023

Double Up

Another hectic Friday grind completed. I ran some gallery tasks and after really did nothing else but thoughtfully process photos for the HG piece and interacted with some friendly strangers. For HG, I'm still working with several different old digital methods and some AI to jack things in a direction I need not fully control. In the end, I reworked some very low-rez graphics in a weird way and did some old-school pixel screwing to get something of a pixel ratio I could then manipulate. Printing the digital rendering at good resolution matters and also doesn't. Balance.

As of this evening, the driving color scheme for HG is Purple, Black, and White. It will be interesting to see how this new outer element deconstructs the original black base layer. This HG original black base layer I've lived with for the past 12 years or more. It will be an exciting finish for it. I am hesitant about this piece most because I know to move it forward, I have to bury a portion of it I have lived with for so long. But this is the direction, and I'm sure some additional solutions to some of the works' current mathematical and symbolic portions still must be worked out. But the process will help unfold those until it is complete.

I output an interesting process portion from HG and created a set of 4 prints. The are a grid matric of 3x4. They are pretty interesting. I like the 6-piece black cube in the final configuration. These are the first finished works for the show... that won't be in the show.

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