Arting Around—The Blur of M14
My editor, tyrant that he is, has been dogging me to expand “The Blur of” series of articles and he decided I should do one layered stack for each color. I up’d it a bit and added lands and artifacts as averaged cards.
Note on the method: I took each card from M14, layered them within their colors, made them equally transparent, and flattened them onto a white background layer. This gets us the what I’m calling the “average” card for each of the colors.
I then take each of these averaged cards and stack them as layers, make them equally transparent, throw’em on a white background later, and flatten them. This gives us the averaged card for the entire set.
As an artist it’s continuously appealing to throw visual data into a computer, create some rules, and see what comes up. It helps improve the way that I initially see anything (now I wonder what a blurred version of an exhibition I view looks like, a blur of houses in my neighborhood, etc.). I am greatful for anything that enriches and expands my interest and relationship to visual culture or simply enhances my ability to see.