Thursday, October 17, 2013

Adventures in Experimental Art

Sacred Altering:  Adventures in Experimental Art
by Stacy Wills

I recently shared this on my other blog, but thought I would share it here as well.  It's a little video of my recent experimental artwork.  Most all of the source images came from my existing alcohol inks on yupo, which I then played with digitally - or as I like to call it:  sacred altering.  Sacred altering is about is about having taken  something as far as it can go within the scope of one's own natural ability using traditional mediums and then traveling beyond that limitation in a different realm or medium - in this case, digital - to bring forth something entirely new.  For me, it's not so much about trying to debate the merits of  "traditional" ways of art-making with digital ways...but rather, it's about satisfying that creative urge, and finding new ways to create art that speaks on an intuitive level,  allowing  the viewer to decide what it is...or how it makes them feel.    Enjoy!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Autumn Movement - a poem from Carl Sandburg

 Experimental Autumn (Stacy Wills, 2013)
created from source image + sacred altering

Autumn Movement

I cried over beautiful things knowing no beautiful thing lasts.

The field of cornflower yellow is a scarf at the neck of the copper, 
sunburned woman, the mother of the year, the taker of seeds.

The northwest wind comes and the yellow is torn full of holes,
new beautiful things come
 in the first spit of snow on the northwest wind,
and the old things go, not one lasts.

-Carl Sandburg (1878-1967)

source image:  Sunrise at Gray Center, Canton, MS