A Tale of Two Nests
Some snapshots of new life, taken as an exercise to reclaim some
fun and renew some creativity.
Art is, to me, the most
subjective thing in the world. I've always felt that true art was
something created strictly to satisfy, fulfill, and please the person
who created it. If anybody else liked it, or even wanted to buy
it, that would be great, but that wasn't the reason it was created.
The fact that no
one understands you doesn't mean you're an artist.
The Civil War has fascinated me since
I was quite young, and I've always been a "student" of
it. Over a period of nine years, I photographed several re-enactments
and encampments, usually from the sidelines.
But once, I was lucky enough to actually don a uniform,
and get in the lines along with 4,000 others who were re-enacting
the Battle of Atlanta. The resulting series of images were my
initial inspiration to create an online gallery.
Java Graphic Interface
is a perfect example of something I created solely to please myself.
After viewing it, I think you'll agree, there could be no other
reason for its existence. Please note, it's a beta, created by beta
software that no longer exists. This means it has bugs that can't
be fixed. It must be art....
artist is a creature driven by demons. He doesn't know why they
choose him and he's usually too busy to wonder why." -- William
Warhol was once inspired by a Campbell's Soup can. This is my justification
for making a web page
interface based on the design of Winston cigarettes. Rationalization
is a great human trait....
"Art, like Nature,
has her monsters, things of bestial shape and with hideous voices."
-- Oscar Wilde
Sometimes you just open your shutter,
and Mother Nature makes art. Such was the case on July 19, 1998,
when a hellacious lighting storm passed through the Atlanta area.
Since the storm was miles away and there was no rain, I stepped
out onto my balcony and got these six
painter constructs, the photographer discloses." -- Susan Sontag
As mentioned elsewhere, photographers
can be difficult to travel with, so it is good we often travel in
pairs. On a business trip to Southern Arizona with fellow photographer
Charlie McCullers, we managed to carve a Saturday morning out of
the schedule so we could shoot for ourselves. So did we take in
the beautiful scenery like normal human beings? No, we spent two
hours in A Desert Junkyard
If you don't like
it........don't look at it.
Fuji's Feline Tour,
my original web site, born April 14, 1996 about two months after
I got my first computer. This crude example of web design appears
as if it might have been painted on some prehistoric cave wall.
It has mostly been left in its original primitive form for sentimental
reasons, and to keep me humble.
one photo of the Statue of Liberty replica in Birmingham, Alabama
(featuring a real flame), with equal parts of public documents
like the Declaration of Independence, and you've got an instant
The title may be a bit pretentious,
as this is not Serious Work, it's just me goofin' with big boys
toys. I'm a firm believer in the concept of learning through playing,
and in that process, I've made these Digital
Inventions over the years.
is whatever you can get away with....
Bryce 2.0 called itself a "Natural
3D Design Tool....that creates photorealistic and abstract 3D scenes."
Some of us used to call it God 3.0, due to the fact you can truly
create your own worlds. It has since gone through a couple of new
versions, which I've unfortunately not had the time to learn. It
is a very deep program with an interface so unique it is almost
contrarian. These are my first Bryce
Worlds (7 images) and some experiments
with creating 3D web graphics in Bryce.