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Historically grids have been important in 2 D art since the Renaissance. When we are closer to the grid taking a photograph near the window, the image seen through it appears smaller than... mouse over (touch) when we are farther away from the grid on the other side of the studio.

Notice that the window panel grid is about the same size? I zoomed the lens to frame the window in each photo to capture the fact.

This is about illusion. The window compared to The Tower is very small but the tower is 4 kilometres from the window. If I were able to back away from the window farther the relative sizes of the window and the tower come into play.

Or is it an illusion? The modern art philosophers demeaningly called the art I do "illusionary". Am I trying to make sense of the sense of sight?

This is the full resolution taken from a tripod on the east side of my studio out the west window. I achieved this photograph with a 55-210 mm telephoto zoom lens almost at it's highest zoom. I am amazed every time I view these images at full 6000 x 4000 pixels. I am amazed even though photography is primarily about equipment, costly equipment. The modernist, academic and studio perception of art was, in the early days: an art that could be done with little expense and therefore not reliant upon funds from patrons and capable of surviving the life and times of the artist.

I will use any tool that is available and understandable to me at prices I can afford. That's my line.

I thought I'd try something a little different for fun. The above is a panorama of my studio from the west towards the east. A click on a thumbnail image in the bottom row will load a larger image into the upper frame. Left to right will animate a panorama.

Are JAVA applets embedded in HTML now called "HTML5"?:

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Many of these applets have become obsolete. Agencies that seem to have power over the development of the internet (for the moment) are telling us that HTML5 will be the "industry standard" for many years to come. Anyone who believes those agents has not been along on the 44 year computer ride with me from mainframe to 64 bit quad core. That is why I re-dedicated myself to objective art. The conceptualism of programming is dependent upon a higher authority than the artist (substitute "artist" for "individual")

and is


not a good art medium

I've been working on a way to get high quality photographs onto my second hand iPad and into Peter  Moeykens' Camera Lucida app and customizing my Julian easel for sketching outdoors.

Fun toys? Or tools in transforming data from temporary media into time proven "artist's quality" mediums?

What is the overall meaning and function of art? Scientists look at cave paint and almost see it but, in their elevated role of publishing scientist, miss the overpowering fact that they are, we are, and they are... human.
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