Up next, U St SE. I can’t wait until I see them all together, side-by-side.
U St. NW
|| 9/1/2005 || 8:09 am || Comments Off on U St. NW || ||
U St. NE
|| 8/31/2005 || 8:25 am || Comments Off on U St. NE || ||
11 hours later, the first of the series is finished. Logan Circle has made a meta-circle in the center of the rendering- it looks fabulous! I am slightly dissapointed that my house didn’t fall on or near any seams because it would look really cool to have my house bent on a reflection. Maybe the next one will! Right now, U St. NW is being made. Anyways, I really like this vernacular I’ve chosen, although it is slightly convoluted because the actual imagery is all from the U St. NW area. 1 down, 3 to go.
I really want to make a rendering using some of the imagery of flooded New Orleans, but I think that will have to wait.
Adams Morgan Quilt
|| 8/26/2005 || 5:24 pm || Comments Off on Adams Morgan Quilt || ||
Finally a rendering for one of my favorite parts of DC, Adams Morgan! I actually prepared two different versions of the modified imagery. My original plan was to make two exact versions of eachother, with the only difference being how the source imagery was modified. Essentially, when I prepare the imagery I can place source image in one of 4 places (upper right / left, lower right / left) of the canvas and then reflect imagery around the placement. Usually I choose some geographic identifier to be placed at the center, so when reflected it’s noticed more.
In the rendering above I chose to place the Duke Ellington bridge at the center. Yet when I imported the “inverse,” I noticed that the colors were a bit brighter, which can only mean that adjusted the levels a bit too much on the inverse for it to truly be an inverted version of the original. Regardless, this one I came out fabulous!
Up next, Georgetown Quilt #3, this time I am reflecting it more and I’ve modified the source imagery a bit so there isn’t any abstraction of the imagery…basically, what I’ve found out that in the tessellation process, if I use a rectangle the imagery is stretched to compensate. However, if I use perfectly square imagery, there isn’t any stretch and the fidelity of the source imagery is maintained.
I’m definitely going to make a few Adams Morgan prints in the next week or so. I also want to make some of Anacostia and Columbia Heights, and maybe, just maybe one of Foggy Bottom…