Saturday, March 3, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday - Old vs Modern

Old mechanical vs New Digital
Shadow Shot Sunday 2 reappears, and we are always on the lookout for shadows. expansive to small, normal to not so. Like today. 

At our local art venue, Gallery@ 37 in Derby, there is an exhibit opening this month referred to as The Art of Futures Past: A Steampunk Exhibition. Patti notes: "Think retro, think steam-powered (before electricity), think unique contraptions and you have the formula".

We don't really have anything that suggests Victorian era modernity. So I decided to create something that maybe bridges the eras, such at the old metal tools, solder, fasteners and machined parts that clash with the sleek MacBook laptop. 

No Assy. Req'd
Well, I will defer to the opinions of others as to what constitutes serious art.

However, shadows that follow the shapes are all over. The light fixture adds reflections and shadows too. show up all over the place. 

So, shadows act as an artistic medium too...The edited picture will be placed in an old style frame for exhibit. I am not sure what art ought to be to a serious non-artist, except that it has been fun...

23 comments:

Kelly said...

I think you came up with quite a nice contribution to bridge the gap. I also like the reflections/shadows on the upper left of your laptop. Great effect!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

You had fun, and that's what counts!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

I like the shadows on the left side in your photo.

Regards and best wishes

Patti said...

Great idea, Ralphie! You did bridge the gap between mechanical and digital.

Now to create my Steampunk artwork.

John McElveen said...

Awesome-- Can't wait to see the final build! This is incredible!!!!!

John

Joan said...

Love the edited photo!

Riet said...

Such great shadows. Very nice.

Gemma Wiseman said...

A creative post thoughtfully connecting mechanical tools with the sleek processes of the digital age! Delightful soft shadows!

Sylvia K said...

Terrific post/shadow shot for the day, Ralph, and very creative! I love it! Amazing where we can find them isn't it! Hope you and Pattie are having a great weekend!!

Sylvia

colleen said...

They are like little holograms! And the tools seem to have something to do with it. Nice!

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

What a great idea Ralph, the shadows are great, and I love your creative effort, should look good in a frame.
And more than anything else it should be fun, like beauty, art is in the eye of the beholder..

Paula Scott said...

All I know is that I like it!! Consider printing it on a light brown paper to see how you like it next to printing it on regular paper.
Always an adventure!

...and don't you just love your Mac? I do!!

sarayutouched said...

there ya go...create your own. nice shadow shot ralph!!!

chubskulit said...

Such a clever idea! Thanks a lot for your beautiful contribution to Shadow Shot Sunday!

Shadow Behind
Rose

MyMaracas said...

Old-time tools, creatively rendered in digital media and posted to the Internet. Can't think of a better contribution than that! It will look great framed.

BLOGitse said...

This is a great idea and the result is contemporary folk art. Well done!
Sunny greetings from Helsinki!

bj said...

{{{{{{{{{RALPH}}}}}}}}}
You drew this? It is awesome and I am tickled to find this talent of yours. I had no idea.....it DESERVES to hang on the wall....and now, I WANT ONE. :))(a talent like yours AND a drawing like this!!)
xo bj

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Dear Ralph
My gosh look at this ! You have done an amazing job and it certainly deserves a wonderful mat and frame .. art is what ever makes us smile inwardly or outwardly .. and makes us think even the tiniest idea about what we are looking at .. and you certainly have done that for me: )
Joy

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Fun compositioin Ralph! Wouldn't our great grandparents be amazed at the technology of today ~ indeed.....we're amazed when we think of it!
Have a great week coming up!

frayedattheedge said...

Of course this appealed to me, as both the wife and mother of engineers!!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Ralph, these items and your image is showing fantastic shadows. Time...stops for no man.

EG Wow said...

LOVE the shadows, Ralph!

Anonymous said...

Nice bridge...However, Patti suggests that you fasten down the old hinge to the Mac using the two screws. : )