DescriptionFor those who follow me regularly this is a departure from my normal way of presentation. The Basket is a prototype of the technique based upon the artwork of Alicia Forestall-Boehm's body of work of weaved encaustics. Alicia is a member of Fused Chicago, which Denise (my better half) is also a member, I had seen Alicia's work in various group shows, and I always enjoyed viewing her work. At a workshop on writing artist proposals given by Janet Bloch, I had the good fortune of meeting Alicia. On the ride home from the workshop I came up with an idea of the technique those inspired by Alicia's work.
The Basket is the first in a series using my interpretation use of an object that is weaved. This series so far has been fun to create. I hope you enjoy the different pieces as they become available for viewing.Alicia's website: http://www.afboehm.com<div align='center'>Vocabulary Word:</div> bacchanalia \bak-uh-NAIL-yuh\, noun: 1. (plural, capitalized) The ancient Roman festival in honor of Bacchus, celebrated with dancing, song, and revelry. 2. A riotous, boisterous, or drunken festivity; a revel.
Thomas Broadfoot III Art BySilent Fine Digital Artist
As a self-taught digital artist, I thrive on interpreting my ideas about our world and other worlds beyond, mixing reality and mystery by using tools of the 21st century to create art. My work has been influenced by my love of sci-fi stories, history, politics, science, and current events. While many of the landscapes appear to be photo-realistic, there are no photos used in creating the scenes. Among some of my greatest joys is the opportunity to create images that exist nowhere on this planet but within my own mind. Technology allows me to emulate traditional art media and techniques through several computer applications to create textures and shapes. I'm able to create and then assemble objects, skies, and terrains in the 3D graphics application, Vue.
Most of my images begin on a blank electronic canvas and expand layer upon layer. By creating my own vegetation, atmospheres, and terrains, I can then combine them into a myriad of land or seascapes. Just as any artist does, I pay particular attention to composition, color palette, lighting, and perspective. Every day I have dedicated time to creating art. I also keep up with new techniques via industry periodicals and internet research.
While my landscapes often remind viewers of places they recall, there is something intentionally otherworldly in the work. Collectors of my work appreciate it for its style, color, and textural appeal.
My current work investigates environmental devastation through surrealistic landscapes.