This is a story about an artist who started a blog and stopped making art. Me. Not making art came as a surprise — I love it, and sometimes I do something good. Or do I? Is it good enough? If you’re a creator you know the feeling.
And then that other feeling, the craving, the need to jump in and do it some more.
I do best when I start with an image — one of my own, maybe something I’ve done in Poser or ZBrush, or some clipart or public domain. Point is that I combine. So the results can get more and more complex. And next time they may get moreso. It’s how I’m wired.
Sometimes they’re done.
Crucifiction by Sloan Nota, 1980s collage of magazine, book, and newspaper images
The Price of Democracy is Constant by Sloan Nota, photo mosaic, 1990s 84 x 60 inches photography (Lincoln Memorial and my gloved hand), mosaic (apologies for the image quality)
untitled by Sloan Nota, 2011 6224 x 4650 pixels, 150 dpi public domain images, Poser, Photoshop
untitled sculpture by Sloan Nota public domain images, Photoshop
Gate by Sloan Nota 5799 x 3000 pixels, 150 dpi Poser, Photoshop
Dragon by Sloan Nota public domain images, Photoshop
Self Portrait by Sloan Nota photography, Photoshop
Future art prognosis: yesterday I compiled a catalog of just my Photoshop images. A bunch. As I make progress on a new idea I’ll post some results here.
Still and animation combined:
- Project Pages on my website
Note to my readers –
This post was begun in leisure and finished in fast forward. Sorry for any inconsistencies. I’ll gladly answer any questions I’ve left you with. Thanks.