Metaphors and Metamorphosis
What are these images that you are looking at? How are they created?
They’re computer-generated, mostly. As a starting point, I use traditional photographs, and sometimes drawings, and, of course, digital photos (all of which are my own). I take a cropped section of the photos or drawing, which I call a “cell.” From there I use fairly simple computer techniques to replicate and assemble the cells in a pattern-like way.
Sometimes I’ll take an image that emerges and extract a new “cell” from it and continue from there. But the main idea is to create a new Something—something completely different—related to, but hopefully well beyond what you see in the cell. And of course it doesn’t hurt if the final work turns out to be interesting or intriguing, and better yet if it has relevance for me as a creative means to express my particular take on the world.
A Brief Bio
Chicago-area artist Ray Jasinski has a bachelor’s degree in Painting and Education, and post-graduate work in drawing and printmaking. He taught art and photography for several years, and worked as a photographer/illustrator/technical writer for 24 years. He recently returned to fine art, exploring the effects of patterns and symmetry in his work.