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Landscape Photomontage
Photographing landscapes should not be limited to a simple point and click. There are many different capturing and editing techniques that artists, such as Matt Wisniewski, Keira Gruttner, and Fong Qi Wei, use in order to capture their surroundings through their unique perspectives and digital tools.
Matt Wisniewski is a collage artist based in New York who takes fashion photographs and manipulates them to fit into a specific geological element or landscape photograph. His “Landscape” Series turns mountain ranges into heads atop human shoulders, or trees on a hillside into cascading hair. His other series’ “Mineral Minds” and “My Home is the Sea” combine minerals and stones, and crashing waves (respectfully) with the models, acting as either extensions of their anatomy or wardrobe. His work is both landscape and portrait photography in one.
Keira Gruttner also uses collage to combine elements of landscape, but unlike Matt Wisniewski, Gruttner specifically focuses on nature. The artist states that her upbringing on the East Coast of Canada inspired her to create her collages. Her work is more tactile than other digital collages, as she first prints her landscapes and then carefully selects elements from each and assembles the pieces together, like a puzzle. She often repeats the process again through scanning the first collage, to then print and prepare for the final collage.
The work of Fong Qi Wei, “Time is a Dimension”, is also puzzle-like, connecting different time-periods of the day with urban skylines to show the daily changes in our atmosphere. In one picture, we are able to see both morning and evening, as if the two were always ongoing at the same time. The artist’s work plays with time and dimension, where the photograph is not only capturing one moment in time, but many times in, what is presented as, one moment. 
Each of these artists plays with our perceptions in terms of how we remember our surroundings and especially our relationship with the landscapes around us. Their works are refreshing examples of the new techniques in landscape photography.
-Anna Paluch
Landscape Photomontage
Photographing landscapes should not be limited to a simple point and click. There are many different capturing and editing techniques that artists, such as Matt Wisniewski, Keira Gruttner, and Fong Qi Wei, use in order to capture their surroundings through their unique perspectives and digital tools.
Matt Wisniewski is a collage artist based in New York who takes fashion photographs and manipulates them to fit into a specific geological element or landscape photograph. His “Landscape” Series turns mountain ranges into heads atop human shoulders, or trees on a hillside into cascading hair. His other series’ “Mineral Minds” and “My Home is the Sea” combine minerals and stones, and crashing waves (respectfully) with the models, acting as either extensions of their anatomy or wardrobe. His work is both landscape and portrait photography in one.
Keira Gruttner also uses collage to combine elements of landscape, but unlike Matt Wisniewski, Gruttner specifically focuses on nature. The artist states that her upbringing on the East Coast of Canada inspired her to create her collages. Her work is more tactile than other digital collages, as she first prints her landscapes and then carefully selects elements from each and assembles the pieces together, like a puzzle. She often repeats the process again through scanning the first collage, to then print and prepare for the final collage.
The work of Fong Qi Wei, “Time is a Dimension”, is also puzzle-like, connecting different time-periods of the day with urban skylines to show the daily changes in our atmosphere. In one picture, we are able to see both morning and evening, as if the two were always ongoing at the same time. The artist’s work plays with time and dimension, where the photograph is not only capturing one moment in time, but many times in, what is presented as, one moment. 
Each of these artists plays with our perceptions in terms of how we remember our surroundings and especially our relationship with the landscapes around us. Their works are refreshing examples of the new techniques in landscape photography.
-Anna Paluch
Landscape Photomontage
Photographing landscapes should not be limited to a simple point and click. There are many different capturing and editing techniques that artists, such as Matt Wisniewski, Keira Gruttner, and Fong Qi Wei, use in order to capture their surroundings through their unique perspectives and digital tools.
Matt Wisniewski is a collage artist based in New York who takes fashion photographs and manipulates them to fit into a specific geological element or landscape photograph. His “Landscape” Series turns mountain ranges into heads atop human shoulders, or trees on a hillside into cascading hair. His other series’ “Mineral Minds” and “My Home is the Sea” combine minerals and stones, and crashing waves (respectfully) with the models, acting as either extensions of their anatomy or wardrobe. His work is both landscape and portrait photography in one.
Keira Gruttner also uses collage to combine elements of landscape, but unlike Matt Wisniewski, Gruttner specifically focuses on nature. The artist states that her upbringing on the East Coast of Canada inspired her to create her collages. Her work is more tactile than other digital collages, as she first prints her landscapes and then carefully selects elements from each and assembles the pieces together, like a puzzle. She often repeats the process again through scanning the first collage, to then print and prepare for the final collage.
The work of Fong Qi Wei, “Time is a Dimension”, is also puzzle-like, connecting different time-periods of the day with urban skylines to show the daily changes in our atmosphere. In one picture, we are able to see both morning and evening, as if the two were always ongoing at the same time. The artist’s work plays with time and dimension, where the photograph is not only capturing one moment in time, but many times in, what is presented as, one moment. 
Each of these artists plays with our perceptions in terms of how we remember our surroundings and especially our relationship with the landscapes around us. Their works are refreshing examples of the new techniques in landscape photography.
-Anna Paluch
Landscape Photomontage
Photographing landscapes should not be limited to a simple point and click. There are many different capturing and editing techniques that artists, such as Matt Wisniewski, Keira Gruttner, and Fong Qi Wei, use in order to capture their surroundings through their unique perspectives and digital tools.
Matt Wisniewski is a collage artist based in New York who takes fashion photographs and manipulates them to fit into a specific geological element or landscape photograph. His “Landscape” Series turns mountain ranges into heads atop human shoulders, or trees on a hillside into cascading hair. His other series’ “Mineral Minds” and “My Home is the Sea” combine minerals and stones, and crashing waves (respectfully) with the models, acting as either extensions of their anatomy or wardrobe. His work is both landscape and portrait photography in one.
Keira Gruttner also uses collage to combine elements of landscape, but unlike Matt Wisniewski, Gruttner specifically focuses on nature. The artist states that her upbringing on the East Coast of Canada inspired her to create her collages. Her work is more tactile than other digital collages, as she first prints her landscapes and then carefully selects elements from each and assembles the pieces together, like a puzzle. She often repeats the process again through scanning the first collage, to then print and prepare for the final collage.
The work of Fong Qi Wei, “Time is a Dimension”, is also puzzle-like, connecting different time-periods of the day with urban skylines to show the daily changes in our atmosphere. In one picture, we are able to see both morning and evening, as if the two were always ongoing at the same time. The artist’s work plays with time and dimension, where the photograph is not only capturing one moment in time, but many times in, what is presented as, one moment. 
Each of these artists plays with our perceptions in terms of how we remember our surroundings and especially our relationship with the landscapes around us. Their works are refreshing examples of the new techniques in landscape photography.
-Anna Paluch

Landscape Photomontage


Photographing landscapes should not be limited to a simple point and click. There are many different capturing and editing techniques that artists, such as Matt Wisniewski, Keira Gruttner, and Fong Qi Wei, use in order to capture their surroundings through their unique perspectives and digital tools.

Matt Wisniewski is a collage artist based in New York who takes fashion photographs and manipulates them to fit into a specific geological element or landscape photograph. His “Landscape” Series turns mountain ranges into heads atop human shoulders, or trees on a hillside into cascading hair. His other series’ “Mineral Minds” and “My Home is the Sea” combine minerals and stones, and crashing waves (respectfully) with the models, acting as either extensions of their anatomy or wardrobe. His work is both landscape and portrait photography in one.

Keira Gruttner also uses collage to combine elements of landscape, but unlike Matt Wisniewski, Gruttner specifically focuses on nature. The artist states that her upbringing on the East Coast of Canada inspired her to create her collages. Her work is more tactile than other digital collages, as she first prints her landscapes and then carefully selects elements from each and assembles the pieces together, like a puzzle. She often repeats the process again through scanning the first collage, to then print and prepare for the final collage.

The work of Fong Qi Wei, “Time is a Dimension”, is also puzzle-like, connecting different time-periods of the day with urban skylines to show the daily changes in our atmosphere. In one picture, we are able to see both morning and evening, as if the two were always ongoing at the same time. The artist’s work plays with time and dimension, where the photograph is not only capturing one moment in time, but many times in, what is presented as, one moment. 

Each of these artists plays with our perceptions in terms of how we remember our surroundings and especially our relationship with the landscapes around us. Their works are refreshing examples of the new techniques in landscape photography.

-Anna Paluch

(Source: artandsciencejournal.com)

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Tyler Varsell
In this series Science, collage and mixed media artist Tyler Varsell embroiders on canvas. Her works bring back the fun from elementary school science, and the quirky textbooks that went with it. As Varsell describes the series,
"The series began with ‘Nucleus’, in which I was inspired by the aesthetic design of the atom symbol. I decided to create a series based on scientific curiosity and wonder, and the aesthetic beauty of patterns found in science and nature. Each work is centered around a different hand-embroidered design over collaged images from vintage children’s encyclopedias."
For more of Varsell’s works, click here. 
- Lee Jones
Tyler Varsell
In this series Science, collage and mixed media artist Tyler Varsell embroiders on canvas. Her works bring back the fun from elementary school science, and the quirky textbooks that went with it. As Varsell describes the series,
"The series began with ‘Nucleus’, in which I was inspired by the aesthetic design of the atom symbol. I decided to create a series based on scientific curiosity and wonder, and the aesthetic beauty of patterns found in science and nature. Each work is centered around a different hand-embroidered design over collaged images from vintage children’s encyclopedias."
For more of Varsell’s works, click here. 
- Lee Jones
Tyler Varsell
In this series Science, collage and mixed media artist Tyler Varsell embroiders on canvas. Her works bring back the fun from elementary school science, and the quirky textbooks that went with it. As Varsell describes the series,
"The series began with ‘Nucleus’, in which I was inspired by the aesthetic design of the atom symbol. I decided to create a series based on scientific curiosity and wonder, and the aesthetic beauty of patterns found in science and nature. Each work is centered around a different hand-embroidered design over collaged images from vintage children’s encyclopedias."
For more of Varsell’s works, click here. 
- Lee Jones
Christopher Gideon
Within Christopher Gideon there is a combination of artist, graphic designer and architect. All of these influences are evident in the style of his artworks, but it is the meaning behind them that we should focus on. As Gideon describes the themes within his works, he discusses the sense fear always present in our culture.
"My body of work is an ongoing collection of exorcisms, casting out the fears, icons, and suppressed visions implanted by American Culture; often expressed in imagery that is as much satirical as it is socially relevant. My message tiptoes between cautionary metaphor and paranoid confession. Observations of America’s instability beckon a probing look into man’s blind faith in everything. God… technology… ourselves. I expose these topics through a world of subversion. In my domain, symbols of America are defeated through self-deprecation.”
As one looks at his works the many layers shine through. Technology mixes with anatomy as arms become wires and planes become veins. Overall, Gideon’s work focuses on our cyborg selves, and in his exaggeration he reveals truths about our lives. For more of his work, click here.
- Lee Jones 
Christopher Gideon
Within Christopher Gideon there is a combination of artist, graphic designer and architect. All of these influences are evident in the style of his artworks, but it is the meaning behind them that we should focus on. As Gideon describes the themes within his works, he discusses the sense fear always present in our culture.
"My body of work is an ongoing collection of exorcisms, casting out the fears, icons, and suppressed visions implanted by American Culture; often expressed in imagery that is as much satirical as it is socially relevant. My message tiptoes between cautionary metaphor and paranoid confession. Observations of America’s instability beckon a probing look into man’s blind faith in everything. God… technology… ourselves. I expose these topics through a world of subversion. In my domain, symbols of America are defeated through self-deprecation.”
As one looks at his works the many layers shine through. Technology mixes with anatomy as arms become wires and planes become veins. Overall, Gideon’s work focuses on our cyborg selves, and in his exaggeration he reveals truths about our lives. For more of his work, click here.
- Lee Jones 
Christopher Gideon
Within Christopher Gideon there is a combination of artist, graphic designer and architect. All of these influences are evident in the style of his artworks, but it is the meaning behind them that we should focus on. As Gideon describes the themes within his works, he discusses the sense fear always present in our culture.
"My body of work is an ongoing collection of exorcisms, casting out the fears, icons, and suppressed visions implanted by American Culture; often expressed in imagery that is as much satirical as it is socially relevant. My message tiptoes between cautionary metaphor and paranoid confession. Observations of America’s instability beckon a probing look into man’s blind faith in everything. God… technology… ourselves. I expose these topics through a world of subversion. In my domain, symbols of America are defeated through self-deprecation.”
As one looks at his works the many layers shine through. Technology mixes with anatomy as arms become wires and planes become veins. Overall, Gideon’s work focuses on our cyborg selves, and in his exaggeration he reveals truths about our lives. For more of his work, click here.
- Lee Jones 
Christopher Gideon
Within Christopher Gideon there is a combination of artist, graphic designer and architect. All of these influences are evident in the style of his artworks, but it is the meaning behind them that we should focus on. As Gideon describes the themes within his works, he discusses the sense fear always present in our culture.
"My body of work is an ongoing collection of exorcisms, casting out the fears, icons, and suppressed visions implanted by American Culture; often expressed in imagery that is as much satirical as it is socially relevant. My message tiptoes between cautionary metaphor and paranoid confession. Observations of America’s instability beckon a probing look into man’s blind faith in everything. God… technology… ourselves. I expose these topics through a world of subversion. In my domain, symbols of America are defeated through self-deprecation.”
As one looks at his works the many layers shine through. Technology mixes with anatomy as arms become wires and planes become veins. Overall, Gideon’s work focuses on our cyborg selves, and in his exaggeration he reveals truths about our lives. For more of his work, click here.
- Lee Jones 
Randy Mora
Randy Mora, an illustrator from Colombia, makes art you can’t get out of your head. As he explains, “Since I’m a quiet person, I like to use my art as a way to screaming all the things that I find attractive or annoying about humanity.”
His use of collage seem almost inherent considering his education in advertising. His use of the images or simulacra, that we’ve seen so many time but can’t quite pinpoint the original, make for a creepy aura in his work. This makes sense considering the charged subject matter of his pieces, as he states, “these issues end up being a mix of my obsession with human behavior, sin, evil, flesh, passions, sex, morality and many other topics that must be treated with special sensitivity.” To see more of Mora’s work, click here. 
[quotes from an interview by Maicen]
- Lee Jones
Randy Mora
Randy Mora, an illustrator from Colombia, makes art you can’t get out of your head. As he explains, “Since I’m a quiet person, I like to use my art as a way to screaming all the things that I find attractive or annoying about humanity.”
His use of collage seem almost inherent considering his education in advertising. His use of the images or simulacra, that we’ve seen so many time but can’t quite pinpoint the original, make for a creepy aura in his work. This makes sense considering the charged subject matter of his pieces, as he states, “these issues end up being a mix of my obsession with human behavior, sin, evil, flesh, passions, sex, morality and many other topics that must be treated with special sensitivity.” To see more of Mora’s work, click here. 
[quotes from an interview by Maicen]
- Lee Jones
Randy Mora
Randy Mora, an illustrator from Colombia, makes art you can’t get out of your head. As he explains, “Since I’m a quiet person, I like to use my art as a way to screaming all the things that I find attractive or annoying about humanity.”
His use of collage seem almost inherent considering his education in advertising. His use of the images or simulacra, that we’ve seen so many time but can’t quite pinpoint the original, make for a creepy aura in his work. This makes sense considering the charged subject matter of his pieces, as he states, “these issues end up being a mix of my obsession with human behavior, sin, evil, flesh, passions, sex, morality and many other topics that must be treated with special sensitivity.” To see more of Mora’s work, click here. 
[quotes from an interview by Maicen]
- Lee Jones
Randy Mora
Randy Mora, an illustrator from Colombia, makes art you can’t get out of your head. As he explains, “Since I’m a quiet person, I like to use my art as a way to screaming all the things that I find attractive or annoying about humanity.”
His use of collage seem almost inherent considering his education in advertising. His use of the images or simulacra, that we’ve seen so many time but can’t quite pinpoint the original, make for a creepy aura in his work. This makes sense considering the charged subject matter of his pieces, as he states, “these issues end up being a mix of my obsession with human behavior, sin, evil, flesh, passions, sex, morality and many other topics that must be treated with special sensitivity.” To see more of Mora’s work, click here. 
[quotes from an interview by Maicen]
- Lee Jones
Randy Mora
Randy Mora, an illustrator from Colombia, makes art you can’t get out of your head. As he explains, “Since I’m a quiet person, I like to use my art as a way to screaming all the things that I find attractive or annoying about humanity.”
His use of collage seem almost inherent considering his education in advertising. His use of the images or simulacra, that we’ve seen so many time but can’t quite pinpoint the original, make for a creepy aura in his work. This makes sense considering the charged subject matter of his pieces, as he states, “these issues end up being a mix of my obsession with human behavior, sin, evil, flesh, passions, sex, morality and many other topics that must be treated with special sensitivity.” To see more of Mora’s work, click here. 
[quotes from an interview by Maicen]
- Lee Jones

Randy Mora

Randy Mora, an illustrator from Colombia, makes art you can’t get out of your head. As he explains, “Since I’m a quiet person, I like to use my art as a way to screaming all the things that I find attractive or annoying about humanity.”

His use of collage seem almost inherent considering his education in advertising. His use of the images or simulacra, that we’ve seen so many time but can’t quite pinpoint the original, make for a creepy aura in his work. This makes sense considering the charged subject matter of his pieces, as he states, “these issues end up being a mix of my obsession with human behavior, sin, evil, flesh, passions, sex, morality and many other topics that must be treated with special sensitivity.” To see more of Mora’s work, click here. 

[quotes from an interview by Maicen]

- Lee Jones

(Source: artandsciencejournal.com)

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THE ART PROCESS: Collage
Collage is a technique used by visual artists where an artwork is made by assembling different forms, usually paper cut-outs of text, photographs, and other clippings. The term “collage” comes from the French word “coller” which means “glue”. Collage art became a distinctive part of modern art in the early 20th century.
That being said, what are people doing with it today? Are computers revolutionizing the process of cutting and pasting? In short, yes.. completely. Take the work of Dr Sepian for instance (he’s not really a doctor). His work is greatly influenced by the science/philosophy of pataphysics, which is, according to French writer Alfred Jarry, “the science of imaginary solutions”. On this, Dr Sepian’s has said “some people consider themselves surrealists, others art’s activists, I consider myself a pataphysicist!” Okay, alright, I can dig that! 
His collage work isn’t something I’d call necessary powerful or ground breaking, it’s even a little silly at times, but as a fan of the surreal, I have to say it hits the mark. In some ways the impact is in the details, and I have a feeling if this “doctor” were to explain each collage he produces with words, we’d be left a little smarter having heard it. 
- Jess Petrella
THE ART PROCESS: Collage
Collage is a technique used by visual artists where an artwork is made by assembling different forms, usually paper cut-outs of text, photographs, and other clippings. The term “collage” comes from the French word “coller” which means “glue”. Collage art became a distinctive part of modern art in the early 20th century.
That being said, what are people doing with it today? Are computers revolutionizing the process of cutting and pasting? In short, yes.. completely. Take the work of Dr Sepian for instance (he’s not really a doctor). His work is greatly influenced by the science/philosophy of pataphysics, which is, according to French writer Alfred Jarry, “the science of imaginary solutions”. On this, Dr Sepian’s has said “some people consider themselves surrealists, others art’s activists, I consider myself a pataphysicist!” Okay, alright, I can dig that! 
His collage work isn’t something I’d call necessary powerful or ground breaking, it’s even a little silly at times, but as a fan of the surreal, I have to say it hits the mark. In some ways the impact is in the details, and I have a feeling if this “doctor” were to explain each collage he produces with words, we’d be left a little smarter having heard it. 
- Jess Petrella
THE ART PROCESS: Collage
Collage is a technique used by visual artists where an artwork is made by assembling different forms, usually paper cut-outs of text, photographs, and other clippings. The term “collage” comes from the French word “coller” which means “glue”. Collage art became a distinctive part of modern art in the early 20th century.
That being said, what are people doing with it today? Are computers revolutionizing the process of cutting and pasting? In short, yes.. completely. Take the work of Dr Sepian for instance (he’s not really a doctor). His work is greatly influenced by the science/philosophy of pataphysics, which is, according to French writer Alfred Jarry, “the science of imaginary solutions”. On this, Dr Sepian’s has said “some people consider themselves surrealists, others art’s activists, I consider myself a pataphysicist!” Okay, alright, I can dig that! 
His collage work isn’t something I’d call necessary powerful or ground breaking, it’s even a little silly at times, but as a fan of the surreal, I have to say it hits the mark. In some ways the impact is in the details, and I have a feeling if this “doctor” were to explain each collage he produces with words, we’d be left a little smarter having heard it. 
- Jess Petrella

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