Today’s work may seem compositionally similar to ‘Worlds in Collision’ from a week ago. There’s a reason. It’s the same work.
Worlds In Collision was completely drained of color. Candy Rain has as much color pumped into it as I thought it could stand. The two works are identical structurally; not even filtered differently. The only thing different is the use of color. But I think each work stands on its own.
It’s not the first time I’ve created variations of the same work. Most recently ‘Goes Around’ … ‘Comes Around’ completed back in March illustrated the use of different techniques to create separate works from the same photographic capture – there were actually four versions, two of which I’ve kept to myself. A couple decades ago, when I was just figuring out photo art, I once created over 100 works from a capture of my son’s Pinewood Derby car crossing the finish line first, just to learn how each filter variation changed the visual interpretation.
That’s one of the rewarding things about creating art digitally – the artist can move in several directions at once, composing any number of interpretations until one emerges that captures the artist’s vision.
Sometimes, more that one vision works. More than one way of seeing the same perspective. Funny how that works.
All my life I have had to learn to do things differently. To see the world differently.