The Process: a unique approach to creative image-making. The process begins with the exploration of the unconscious mind, an inward journey of discovery.

Leonardo daVinci urged us “...to look at a wall spotted with stains, you may discover a resemblance to various landscapes, beautified with mountains, rivers, rocks, trees. Or again, you may see battles and figures in action or strange faces and costumes, and an endless variety of objects which you could reduce to complete and well-drawn forms.”

Drawing meditations (random marks on paper replace stains on a wall) are scanned into the computer and enhanced in the Photoshop Program. Images are then printed using RGB Lazer and Giclee print technology.

It is a journey from NO-where to NOW-here.

   DRAWING MEDITATION


STEP ONE

Drawing Meditations are often executed with stabilo (water Soluble) pencils on mylar (frosted) film. Marks are modified with water in a brush.

       SCANNED MARKS


STEP TWO

Marks are scanned into the Photoshop  program to digitize the image.

         ARTISTS PROOF


STEP THREE

Variations of the motif are explored in Photoshop. The composition is altered, moved about, color is added and file sizes are adjusted for printing purposes.

        FINAL DISCOVERY


FINAL STEPS

“Damn! Angry Again” (28" x 36" framed)'

Seen in Gallery 6 of http://MINDWORKSart.net/Gallery6.html

Large files are sent to professional printers for ink-jet prints usually on archival paper and/or canvas. Occasionally canvas works are further enhanced with glazes and varnish. Names come forth after the work is completed.

Many but not all MINDWORKS images are created using this process.