Dennis Keyes's avatar Dennis Keyes

OMG is the result of several years of contemplation of reported spiritual energy/mass transfigurations throughout history. My inspiration was a photograph I took which displayed energy patterns not visible to the naked eye. I collaged my photographs together with public domain images from mythology, history, philosophy, theology, paleontology, literature, art, science, fantasy, and my imagination. The result is a meditation on ancient and contemporary beliefs, recent findings of modern science, and implications for the future of man and the cosmos. The work consists of hundreds of manipulated Photoshop layers, further enhanced in Corel Painter, printed on canvas, and overpainted with acrylic. Due to the esoteric nature of some of the elements I felt compelled to prepare an accompanying document with brief explanations of each. The non-default image is the narrative. The first three people who viewed the work in progress all had the same reaction. Thus, the title, "OMG".

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 6 inches
  • Medium: Photography/ Mixed Media
  • Width: 68 inches
  • Year created: 2013
  • Height: 39 inches