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More abstract art created during the pandemic

As the year of the novel coronavirus draws to a close, I have a few more abstracts to add to the illustrations of my life story.

I added “Voodoo” and “Glowing Avalanche” to my collection of COVID-19 influenced creations. These photography-based digital abstractions evolved from a photographic image I made in 2014 of a sunrise over Kentucky Lake.

Voodoo on canvas

I usually process my abstracts on high gloss aluminum, but I wanted to add this view of how “Voodoo” would look on 3/4-inch stretched mirror-image wrapped canvas … which I think gives it even more impact visually.

Either way, “Voodoo” is very abstract in nature. The metallic gold and silver are very fluid. And those eyes! They might put a spell on you!

Now, how many images do you see in the second abstract??

Here’s one explanation of my “Glowing Avalanche” landscape I found on the internet: “Volcanic eruptions happen when lava and gas are discharged from a volcanic vent. … The most dangerous type of volcanic eruption is referred to as a ‘glowing avalanche’. This is when freshly erupted magma forms hot pyroclastic flow which have temperatures of up to 1,200 degrees.”

Note: I decided on this title BEFORE the recent eruption of the volcano in Hawaii.

Side note: I also thought of “Fire on the Mountain” but the wildfires were raging in the western United States at the time. So not to appear insensitive to the personal loss of many,  I pushed that possible title aside until that devastating 2020 event was less of a hot topic in the news.


Frightmare Friday 2/3

For the second post in my trilogy of terror photo illustrations … ta-da!

This building in New York City gave me a great idea for a Halloween greeting card. If you can identify it, please let me know.  (Hope this helps: We took the Manhattan Bridge from the Pier 17 side of the East River and this building was the first photo I took after crossing the bridge.)

Anyone who has  seen the Harry Potter movies or visited Universal Studios in Orlando will recognize Hogwarts Castle. The photo I took during our June vacation was a no-brainer for another Halloween photo illustration. And then something spooked my little pony into a fright-mare. (That something was the online photo editing program that I forgot to credit in my previous Frightmare Friday post – thank you, picmonkey.com!)

The frightmares continue next Friday!