Description another in my 'Earth' seriesin this one i used a Google Earth image of a small town of Ferrum in Virginia to make the portrait.a lake can be seen in the upper right.The faint, lighter line just to the right of her left eye is the major road into the area.**i originally made this piece for a local college, but after seeing it they decided that:'this piece is not something we can or will display in any way because it is not representative of the “best face” of OUR students, faculty and staff and could be misconstrued or misinterpreted as such. ' i explained that none of the Earth series pieces can be called 'beautiful' and i can't change the landscape of an area to make it that way. mountains and rivers look like scars (which to me show the character of the area) i guess i'm not surprised by it their response to the piece, disappointed...but not surprised.
Day Seriani, Lancashire UK Member Since May 2009 Artist Statement i guess the first thing you'll notice is that my pieces are a little odd...or maybe another way to put it is "different". yes, i have done "normal" but right now, at this stage in my life i tend to do quirky.
some of the pieces may appear to be down right ugly to some people...but not to me. i love doing them, i love how they develop as i work on them, i love reading about each region...the history, the turmoil, the people, and the geography.
i would like to explain what these pieces are comprised of....most start off as NASA, Google Earth, or aerial photos....into, not on, not under, INTO these images i "paint" portraits. i can not and do not change the geography.
the faces in some of the portraits appear to be scarred or bruised or cut....these areas ARE the rivers and lakes and roads and mountains of that region....sometimes the actually "scarring" that mines and man have made on our planet.
some questions you may have:
*what are these portraits exactly? the originals are high quality, limited edition, signed prints.
*are these pieces for sale? yes, contact me or look on this site for available print sizes, prices, and shipping costs.
*what sizes are available? i can make these images to print any size.
*can i order a "custom" piece of a specific region? yes, i love doing custom pieces.
*can you do MY portrait into the piece? yes, contact me for specifics.
*how long will a custom piece take to complete? i work VERY quickly, contact me for more info.
*do the prints come framed or unframed? you can order prints only OR framed and matted. there are many framing options on this site.
*why do you do this kind of art? many reasons, i have an environmental science degree and a fine art degree.
i love science, this planet, and art. i try to combine those things into these pieces.