Baybark Face(es): a digital decalcomania

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Baybark Face(s)

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The bay tree outside our kitchen is more than 100 years old. On the north side of its thick trunk is a huge healed circular scar. The way that the bark healed some time long ago it created a most beautiful mandala. I photographed it with my digital camera then manipulated the image in Painter 2018 by actively drawing or painting into the existing content whatever it suggested to my imagination.

Sometimes I think of this method as a kind of oracle: showing me a dream while I am awake.

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About bobcomings

Visual artist working in wide variety of media and forms including painting, drawing , sculpture, digital drawing and painting, digital animation, and sound exploration for almost 60 years.
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5 Responses to Baybark Face(es): a digital decalcomania

  1. Mark Rawitsch says:

    Hi Bob — Super (and thanks for the (also super) twig post too. I appreciate the realization that one doesn’t necessarily need to travel very far to find new worlds. Happy (rest of) weekend 😜🤡🤖

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  2. loominginelk says:

    This is really beautiful Bob! K

    Sent from my iPad

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  3. Fred Smith says:

    The Oracle has deep secrets to share. -Fred

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