PhotoCollages and Digital Imagery
Using my own images and some that I've borrowed, I love to combine photography and text, color, and textures to create a "digital painting" or PhotoCollage.
Many are based on historical ideas or people. I recently created a small tower of an historical Milpitas family, the Alvisos who were one of the first families here to establish a Rancho of over 4,000 acres. Images from the family albums were printed onto acrylic sheets. I also used laser cut designs depicting the crops and animals. These were my designs cut from steel which added to the history of The Alviso Adobe Park. This is a public art project for the City of Milpitas. It was a year in the making and a fun piece to do.
Steps in producing laser cut steel
Cutting steel roofing
Painted acrylic panels
placed behind artwork
to simulate water. The large
water tower on the rancho
held all the water for rancho
life at the adobe .
One 12" x 24" acrylic panel with more than 7 layered digital images using PhotoCollage.
Alviso Adobe Park Tower
City of Milpitas, California 2013
7' tall X 24" square