Wednesday, June 30, 2010

"Golden Girl"

The Golden Girl, 23 feet tall, cast in bronze and gold leafed, the Divinity of Light or Miss Electra as we know her has watched over Birmingham from atop the Alabama Power Building since 1926.

I hope you like this interpretation.

Monday, June 28, 2010

"Dante's Inferno"

Gone but not forgotten by all the kids that made it through Dante's Inferno. The Miracle Stripe Amusement Park located in Panama City Beach closed several years ago. The ride was called Dante's Inferno and you entered through the mouth. This spring the remaining structures were finally leveled.

This image is a composite of 5 different images plus some type. My original inspiration for the piece was the Rolling Stones' Song "Sympathy for the Devil".

Sunday, June 27, 2010

I've finally started a blog to share my images with anyone who's interested. I may not post everyday but I hope to post a few times each week.

My images fall into two categories, mixed media or photography. The photos are digitally manipulated, playing with composition, color and texture. The final image is printed either on paper (12"x 18") in editions of 35 or canvas (24" x 36") in editions of 10. The mixed media artwork are one of a kind combining my photos along with paint and found objects on canvas and board.

The first image is the sign at the Beverly Motel on HWY 90 West in Mobile, AL. As with most of the motels I photograph, the Beverly has seen better days.