In a previous blog post I wrote that “digital techniques have freed us from the orthodoxy of the camera, just as in the past the camera freed painters from the orthodoxies of representational art. But once you go down the road of a new art from, in which digital manipulation joins with digital capture, there are no limits. In a world loose from its moorings, there should be no rules about how images are created…”
In this spirit, and following up on Metamorphosis, I created Dark Angel, shown below.
To create this image, I started with Angel Anemone:
From Angel Anemone, I prepared Darkling Anemone in color and then in black annd white:
With the aid of a few Photoshop plug-ins (Topaz Glow and Topaz Impression) and creative use of blending modes, Human Spiral-Nautilus became Wheel of Life:
I then converted Wheel of Life to monochromatic and blended it (in two versions, one flipped horizontally) to create my final Dark Angel. Note that my title has absolutely no relationship to the TV series, video game, or book of the same name.
For no apparent earthly reason whatsoever, I conclude with Cold is the colour of crystal:
“Cold is the colour of crystal the snowlight
That falls from the heavenly skies”—Annie Lennox