digitally manipulated photographs
abstract images created from the removal of everything from the
image but the sky.
virtual environment map
still images and video from a custom digital 3d environment created
using the source
skybox is a dual-strand project developing work using digitally manipulated photographs and digitally produced virtual landscapes.
the intention of the work is to provoke the viewer into perceiving the world in a way determined by the artist.
the actual strand of the work concerns creating abstract compositions by removing all landscape details from a photograph. the photographs are taken by the artist with the removal in mind. the resulting image being a represention of what the artist was perceiving at the time of taking the photograph.
the virtual strand attempts to both reverse and enforce the process. using a modified 3d environment users can choose their own compositions. however, the user is now trapped in an environment of the artists making, devoid of all detail but the sky.
eventually users will be able to access the environment and select images to save and print.