Animating Imagery with Fantasy

Jul 11, 2014
Nantucket Ferry Window Series #2 09.25.08 _H3H9200
Nantucket Ferry Window Color Series #2

I first started combining imagery while studying graphic design at Rhode Island School of Design. More recently I was inspired by Wes Anderson’s movie “The Grand Budapest Hotel”, in particular his use of color, light and fantasy.

When I was looking for an image to submit to the Rowayton Art Center’s current show “Marine and Coastal Art”, I turned to my Nantucket Ferry series. I focused on an image of the ferry window splattered by ocean spray. The image is beautiful in it’s own right, but I wanted to introduce an element of fantasy by combining the ferry window with another image.

I used a lighthouse image primarily because I think lighthouses suffer from overexposure and become difficult to photograph in any interesting way. However, if I can take the lighthouse out of context and create fantasy it can be transformative.

I am very happy with the result. I am excited and eager to create the next image in this new series.

Note: Nantucket Ferry Window Color Series #2 is now on view in the Rowayton Art Center’s current show “Marine and Coastal Art” until July 27.

http://www.rowaytonartscenter.org/exhibitions.php]

Receiving the Gifts of the Muse, Nantucket
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