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sillis-scan-01window_beachglass

Digital image, scan of photograph and objects montage, 2007.

The next series of experiments revolved around using the scanner as a means to generate imagery. Again, I looked to my most recent work and used photographs of the Townsite House windows and created collages of photographs and objects.

sillis-scan-02window_beachglass

Digital image, scan of photograph and objects montage, 2007.

While this was helpful in starting on the learning curve of working digitally, I felt the images used strategies that I had already fully resolved. At this point I decided that I had to move into development of an entirely new image source since using familiar sources seemed to impede the evolution of a new way of approaching work.

sillis-scan-03pillowscan

Digital images created by scanning the object in two parts and then using the autoalign feature in Photoshop, 2007.

Keeping the parameter or working with the scanner and colour, I started to make a catalogue of patterned objects from my home. I used textile and fabric objects as I felt they would provide a challenge to issues of registration. These objects tended to be from other cultures and I was concerned by the overly exotic nature of the images.