Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Lost In Cyberspace-collages

Lost in Cyberspace is a growing collection of collages based around the internet and technology. Since most of these pictures are free floating and wedged in a folder, I'm thinking of adding them as interest to my Blue Tech journal or my Neon City journal.

I find that when I don't have much to write about in a book, I create subjects around an art piece or several art pieces revolving around a theme. This makes journal keeping and art making more enjoyable, in my experience.

(Cyber System Search- Apr. 10, 2017- Measures around 12 x 21 cm. )

Within the computer, the cyber system search lady turns your words into code so the rest of the system knows how to proceed. She rides upon a floating platform that travels across electricity and numbers to get from one system to another.

Created using part of a fios ad, stencils, jell pen, flier images, scraps of paper, and marker.
(Cyber Boot- Apr. 14, 2017- left- measures around 5 x 14 cm.) (Goo Glow- Apr. 14, 2017- right- measures around 7 x 4 cm.)

Cyber Boot and Goo Glow are super mini collages made from scraps of paper, jell pen, marker, and stenciling (Tim Holtz splat and letter stencil).

These were random scrap collages, and the boot was a shape I just found in some refuse.

These minis could represent lost files within a computer, somewhere in scattered code.
(Cyberspace Repair 7-May 30, 2017- measures around 18.5 x 30 cm.)

In Cyberspace Repair 7, system fixes happen. Diva 1 roams this city and owns a cyber ship for high speed travel. 

This collage was inspired by paper scraps that reminded me of high heeled boots, and accents to a tight green suit. Character is hand drawn, the rest is done with green wrapping paper, paper scraps, marker, pen, and flier pictures. I left a view of just the background before adding Diva 1 (right).

(System Clean Up- Measure's around 8.5x11''- completed Sept. 21, 2017)

This collage represents system and program clean up, along with good habits of keeping computer equipment dusted on a daily basis. 

cyber girl 3 is the only name I currently have for the figure in the collage. Character is hand drawn and colored with Prismacolor markers. Her design was inspired by yet another scrap of paper that looked like an odd jacket with no sleeves. 

Cyber girl 3 ensures system clean up is remembered. She stands on a gold hover platform to move easily from one place to another.

Background and background elements are flier images, character is made on white card stock, her suit is made from green wrapping paper and scrap card stock, with marker and pen accents. 

 (Electric Orbit Internet Connection- Measures around 5x8.5''- Completed Sept. 22, 2017)

One of my favorite cyber girls is Electric Orbit, who ended up representing internet connection. Orbit was originally meant to wear the odd over coat which ended up on cyber girl 3. I liked Orbit without it, so I left her suit design alone and made cyber girl 3 just so I could use the over coat somewhere. 

Orbit is hand drawn and colored with Prismacolor markers on white card stock, with green scrapbook paper, marker, and pen accents. 

This collage was done directly on a page in the Blue Tech journal. The background itself is speckled, white card stock from Stampin Up; then I did a bit of stenciling using a Tim Holtz stencil and a light blue Le Plume marker for texture, and then added a corner bit and a floor with letter texture which was from a flier. Final details (the electric current that ripples from finger to finger on Orbit) were also clippings from an ad.

(Cyber Run Search Loading- Measures around 2.5x4''- completed Sept. 26, 2017)

Cyber Run is a mini afterthought collage created using random scraps of flier and wrapping paper, along with some hand drawing, marker, and sparkly pink jell pen. 

This collage represents code loading through search. Cyber run is a fun and fit little icon who's sure to get your giggle-bites going.

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