Melted Fiberglass

Elaine Shaw's avatar Elaine Shaw

I see patterns in everything. I see the natural and man-made stuff of life all around us in a new and unique way. I look for strange and quirky patterns that catch my eye and photograph them with a simple DSLR. The images are then loaded into my catalog of photos, some chosen some deleted, until something interesting presents itself. In Photoshop, contrast, color balance, vibrance and hue/saturation adjustments are made for an appealing image. Then the serendipitous event occurs. I take the interesting selection of the image and start playing. I use mostly the copy, rotate, horizontal and vertical transformations, and layer properties. The process is repeated over and over until the finished pattern appears. We miss so much of the beauty and fullness of life when we dismiss what appears as worthless and to be discarded. I am always amazed at what comes out of this process because when I start I never know how it will turn out. I'm surprised each time!

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 2 inches
  • Medium: photography
  • Width: 40 inches
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: 60 inches