Large Format Prints 2012
A series of large digital collage works started about 2 years ago, revisited and reworked in 2012.
In this information age, the demand for ever higher digital resolution continues to rapidly increase. However, within these large format digital prints the saturated detail appears surprisingly degraded. Previous traces, erasures and decisions made over time form an important human presence within the work – Through continual layering and redrawing over time each work becomes a memory surface, hovering at the point of overload and disintegration.
Works resemble fragmented maps or broken infographics and use found onscreen visuals such as documentary film stills about climate, video film strips, text and website graphics. Each work contains compressed detail which is only fully revealed when the work is viewed full scale as a 110 cm x 110 cm print.
Another slightly less obvious influence is the idea of Fractal geometry- where infinite, identical patterns occur in nature when looking ever further into structures such as coastlines and ice crystals: Visuals used within overall compositions here are not identical but multiple repeated forms such as small rectangular screens and thumbnail visuals continually decrease in size until they become like small dots, drawing the viewer toward dense clusters of images and near-obsessive detail.
Click the thumbnail images below to enlarge each image- there are also some zoom images attached to these and more will be added soon!