Ben Howell Davis
Viridian Contest Entries:
Green Reddy Kilowatt 2001
Abstractions of traditional photographs that relate to the concept of the horizon as time and space marker as well as the Golden Section.
Build Where You Please, Digital prints 20x30 inches
“Build,” IRIS,16 x 200 began life as a traditional drawing (30 x 40 on Rives BFK), was photographed, and then scanned into the computer. It is a sequenced piece made of ten 16 x 20 IRIS prints. The concept of the original drawing was to draw a "settlement" of houses built anywhere that it felt good compositionally. The resulting town was a comfortable rambling, organic place. The digital images were toned, reversed, compressed, and imbedded with the images of a horizon and a figure leaping from an automobile. The digital "place" lost a level of comfort but gained vast space.