Saturday, March 04, 2006





Houston Hardware 1

- (click image for a larger view)

This image is available for purchase, in a variety of sizes and price points, at Art166.com.

Look for it in the Unexpected Hardware gallery.

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The Backstory -

I found this unassuming piece of hardware in a Houston parking lot. There was a big truck parked right in front of it (Thanks a lot, Joe.), and I had barely any room to maneuver, but I just knew I could do something amazing with this.

I love the images I've pulled out of it so far, this one being my fave, but I'm not quite amazed, yet. Thanks to the joys of Photoshop, I can keep trying until a suitable level of amazement has been achieved!

8 comments:

  1. Hi W.J. wow thank you for putting my link in your site. I will put yours in mine too. I was trying to answer your E-mail earlier but my Yahoo mail account has been totally messed up and I lost the letter I had written to you. Thanks for your nice E-mail it brightened up my day too. You turn your photos into some really amazing art, very cooool!
    Lynette

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  2. Ooh, its like a trapped star, or its like an ancient rusting device from some long distant, technologically advanced civilization. And it's just switched on. Who knows what it does.

    I love the colours, and the glow, and the whole rusty thing. I love that I've no idea what it is too!!

    Well I'm suitabley amazed!!

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  3. Hey, Lynette,

    Thanks for the link! I'm proud to be on the same page as your lovely art
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    I'm so glad you're enjoying my work. You're an accomplished painter, and I've taken some very hard hits from some painters in the past few months -- it seems that digital art is the equivalent of creative abomination, for some -- so your kind comments and support are especially appreciated.

    Here's to you having a great week -- I can only hope we're not all doing spring cleaning!

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  4. Morning, Snoo!

    ". . . a trapped star . . ." Love this! No wonder it was so hot on that parking lot. And here I thought it was just the killer Texas heat!

    "And it's just switched on. Who knows what it does." Yikes! Now, that's a scary thought! Whatever it is, it's not my fault! All I did was shoot the photo!

    Your musings on this are great! It's been suggested that I "explain" what my images are supposed to be. I say, "No way!" I'd much rather have my mentally adventurous viewers (like yourself!) speculate and decide for themselves!

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  5. Morning!
    I love deciding what I think your images look like and remind me of!! It's so much fun!
    Keep inspiring me!!

    (Sorry about all the exclamation marks, I can't help it!!!!)

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  6. Snoo,

    I guess we'll see each other in rehab. I'm totally addicted to exclamation points! (See any post on this blog.)

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