Flickr Energy; Back to my blog
Monday, August 27, 2007 at 07:36PM
Dan Colvin in Digital Alchemy

After a bit of a hiatus here, I'm finally posting again. I've been off on Flickr, setting up my account there and having an amazing experience with not only the art but the community of artists that exists there. It's given me a great boost of energy and I've been creating like crazy. Including this image below:


Epiphany in the Desert. Archival Inkjet print. 2007, 35" x 35"

The delirious burst of Goddess energy flashed for a moment beyond the horizon, turning the pilgrim to stone and then back to flesh again. In only an instant the Universe had changed.

I guess I'm a bit of a mystic at heart, but this image is also a homage to one of my favorite 19nth Century Artists, Odilon Redon. Do you know him? If not, your in for a treat. One of my most profound experiences in viewing art took place at the Redon room at the Musée d'Orsay, where his chromatic pastels float in a dark space like aquarium views into the most deliriously colorful world of art and imagination. (Don't miss this if you go to Paris) But despite his chromatic work, Redon also was master of  somber monotone etchings He had a strong mystical thread running throughout his work.


This art also reflects somewhat my sense of having received a great burst of energy  from flickr. I've met a lot of artists there  who freely use a lot of PS processing very effectively  and it has inspired me to push my process work even further. For a long time I felt like a voice in the wilderness with my Digital Art, and now more and more, their is a great acceptance that digital manipulation is just another tool, to be used––wisely or not––In the artists box of mediums. It's very exciting. Check out my Flickr photo-stream where you will find and even larger selection of my art than on this site. Cheers!

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