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Andy Mckay / Photography / STRATA STREAMS - Digital Montage Exhibition

STRATA STREAMS is a themed exhibition of large scale re-worked abstract photographic images based upon natural forms which was first shown in March 2007 at the Mezzanine Gallery, Millgate Museum in Newark UK.

High resolution prints of images from the exhibition are available in a range of sizes commissioned by application. The artist is currently evolving a moving image based film/installation piece exploring abstractions in landscape due for release in 2012.

ARTISTS STATEMENT
Most photographic images have their own integral structure and intensity - seeing them frozen side by side enables comparison and contrast. When the same images are compiled in a moving sequence, constantly superimposed, layered or cross faded between, our perception searches for each to be allowed its moment of visual dominance; Thus, in a single constantly changing frame, there are points at which perception is confused as the integrity of the individual image is lost. Paradoxically if the fleeting moment of change is then frozen in a still frame, the abstraction created in the new image enables perception to sense a new order.

The images in this exhibition consist of both still images and a moving image installation. The stills are large photographic images derived from natural subjects which have been produced through layered montage and frozen at a point of transition between layers. The installation is a large screen moving and sound image display of the original image sources in constant transition through layers. As the two components of still and moving image exist in the same physical space comparisons can be made between the fixed and transitory experiences of both forms.

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THE ICE JUNGLE
THE ICE JUNGLE
Several shots of the frozen branches of a weeping willow tree re worked with layers of colour. Shot in the artists garden Newark, UK 2005.
 
Posted 29th December 2007
 
GRECIAN OLIVE TREES
GRECIAN OLIVE TREES
The image derives from the linear patterns on the external surface of old olive trees on the island of Rhodes. 2003
 
Posted 29th December 2007
 
DALI'S BEACH
DALI'S BEACH
The composition was developed from two primary images from different locations - a seascape with re calibrated colours and a crevis between two rocks. 2005
 
Posted 29th December 2007
 
CROP OF FIRE
CROP OF FIRE
Rooting through the old outhouse next to my house one day I came across some shriveled, mummified rotting apples left from a previous years crop. The subsequent image was reworked with colour. 2004
 
Posted 29th December 2007
 
GREEK PEBBLES
GREEK PEBBLES
A composition developed from layers of watery images matted together with white pebbles from a beach on the greek island of Kefalonia. 2003
 
Posted 29th December 2007
 
SEAWEED WATERFALL
SEAWEED WATERFALL
Several layers of kelp washed up on a beach in Cornwall, UK -1999.
 
Posted 29th December 2007
 
HOMERS STONE
HOMERS STONE
The composition principally derives from two images - a bush of thorns and a large stone at the base of an earthquake ruin shot on the Greek island of Kefalonia, 2003.
 
Posted 29th December 2007
 
SHAKESPEARE'S WINDOW
SHAKESPEARE'S WINDOW
Image developed primarily from a shot through the window of Ann Hathaway's cottage near Stratford, UK. 1999
 
Posted 15th December 2007
 
BEACH STICKS
BEACH STICKS
Image re-worked from shots of sticks washed up on a beach of black volcanic sand. Canary islands 2004.
 
Posted 15th December 2007
 
WIRES IN THE WIND
WIRES IN THE WIND
Driving one day in the Canary Island of Fuetaventura I came across an disused old tomato farm. Wires stretched between poles made of tree branches, fragments of cloth suspended - wind wafting spooky shapes against the sky. 2004.
 
Posted 15th December 2007
 
STEREO SUNSET
STEREO SUNSET
Sunset shot on the island of Kefolonia, Greece 2003.
 
Posted 15th December 2007
 
SAMARIAN GORGE
SAMARIAN GORGE
Image developed from growth rings in the base of olive trees shot in Crete 2004 whilst walking the Samarian Gorge.
 
Posted 15th December 2007
 
STONE ON WATER
STONE ON WATER
A composite image developed from an oval stone, leaves and wind patterns in the sea off Pembroke, Wales. 2003.
 
Posted 15th December 2007
 
ELECTRIC TREES 2
ELECTRIC TREES  2
Layers of frosted trees reworked with colour, shot in the artists garden 2005.
 
Posted 15th December 2007
 
ROCKFACE PASTICHE
ROCKFACE PASTICHE
Sunlight on a watery rockface shot in Pembroke, Wales. 2003.
 
Posted 15th December 2007
 
GAMBIAN PALMS
GAMBIAN PALMS
Image reworked from several shots of overhanging palm leaves shot in The Gambia 2002
 
Posted 15th December 2007
 
FIJIAN PALM MOON
FIJIAN PALM MOON
Image evolved from an original picture shot on a beach in Fiji 2001
 
Posted 3rd December 2007
 
CORAL FISH
CORAL FISH
Reworked image evolved from underwater shots taken in The Barrier Reef, Australia in 2001
 
Posted 3rd December 2007
 
PEMBROKE SEAS
PEMBROKE SEAS
2006 work evolved from several images of wind patterns playing on the surface of the sea.
 
Posted 3rd December 2007
 
WELSH CUBIST
WELSH CUBIST
Image developed from Pembrokeshire cliff face 2003
 
Posted 3rd December 2007
 
FAN PALM
FAN PALM
Original image of a Fan Fern shot in Singapore in 2001 developed and manipulated in layers.
 
Posted 3rd December 2007
 
SANDSTONED
SANDSTONED
Original image shot from cliff face in Pembroke, Wales 1999
 
Posted 22nd November 2007
 
ZEN OF PALMS
ZEN OF PALMS
Composition developed from a series of palm leaves shot in The Gambia 2000
 
Posted 22nd November 2007
 
LOBELIA FIELD
LOBELIA FIELD
Image originally derived from the summer flowers of a cottage garden manipulated in layers of transparency.
 
Posted 20th November 2007
 
ELECTRIC TREES
ELECTRIC TREES
Image generated from the manibulation of several layers of frozen willow branches.
 
Posted 20th November 2007
 
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