Posts Tagged ‘found art’

color palette

This is my photograph of two of my throw away paint palettes laying on a painters drop cloth. The larger circle palette is a sandwich tray.The small palette is the bottom of a frozen TV dinner. John Foster Dyess

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Found_art

Found objects derive their identity as art from the designation placed upon them by the artist and from the social history that comes with the object.

paint rag texture

 

 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Found_art

Found objects derive their identity as art from the designation placed upon them by the artist and from the social history that comes with the object.

Paint cloth

I see this paint rag as an art object. The creative process starts with my seeing this functional object as an art object and then my cropping of the photo of this object. I don’t see this as abstract art because it is a photo of a functional object.

Found art- "victims of racism"

digital collage with dead rose, burnt match and burnt newspaper.

I saw this burnt newspaper article in my portable barbecue grill  and retrieved it before I added more newspaper to the fire. I used it in this collage that I created several years ago. I scanned a burnt match and dead rose and placed the scans in  this digital collage. The background was  a found piece of cardboard in my garage.

vitims of racism detail

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Found_art

Found objects derive their identity as art from the designation placed upon them by the artist and from the social history that comes with the object.

drop cloth photo 1 72019

This is a photo of a paint drop cloth, that I have used for various painting projects in my home.  I see this paint drop cloth as  an art object. The creative process starts with my seeing this functional object as an art object and then  my  cropping of the photo  of this object. I don’t see this as abstract art because it is a photo of a functional object.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Found_art

Found objects derive their identity as art from the designation placed upon them by the artist and from the social history that comes with the object.

my drawing board

This photo is of a small section of the underside of my drawing board. The strokes of paint and cut marks represent over fifty years of use creating paintings and illustrations. I am going to order  a 20″ high x30 “wide canvas wrap print of this image and then paint over the print using oil paint.

DCF 1.0

My photograph ” tin snips and a cut up can of ginger ale soda”  is part of series of photographs of objects found in my home. I place objects together, in a still life ,that are chosen because of their shapes and colors. The shadows cast by these objects become part of the design of my still life photographs.

 

t years mark 2

I took a photograph of this graffiti inside of a restaurant last week. Writing on the walls of the waiting area of this restaurant is encouraged. I took a photo of a table in the waiting area, that had a lot of graffiti writing on it.I have enhanced the photograph in Photoshop by painting over the photo with the paintbrush tool and increased the saturation of the color. This image is similar to other photos I have taken of graffiti and than enhanced in Photoshop.

magenta-fish-3.jpg

I found a scrap of paper which is 4.5 ” wide and 2.5″ high with embossed shapes and light color on it. I took a digital photo of it and placed the photo into Photoshop and painted over the photo with Photoshop brushes. The final digital image is 21″ by 11.5″. I see a fish in this image.
John Dyess

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drop-cloth-

Found art by John Foster Dyess

Friends gave me this drop cloth which they had used when spaying patio furniture with black paint. I thought this was an interesting design and I decided not to use it as a drop cloth on this side. I took a digital photograph of the design and aded color to it the photograph using the software Photoshop.