#8721 by Mark Lovejoy

#8721, 2014

Mark Lovejoy

This composition is a luscious wash of liquid color, iridescent as an oil slick on rain-soaked pavement. Seams, reflections and shadows suggest an advancing flood, or a surreal landscape glimpsed out the window of a speeding train. The longer you look at it, the more possibilities it suggests. This may be because this single digital photograph captures an intricate alchemical process. To make it, the artist manipulated pigments, inks and resins, then photographed the results repeatedly, dissolving and altering them with digital effects at every stage to arrive at his chosen image.

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