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Goldberg Variations "Seed Image"
Goldberg Variations "Seed Image"
This is the Goldberg Variations starting point, or "seed image"... which contains the first two layers of what later became 30 five layer images (after I divided it by 6 units wide and 5 units high). The subsequent layers that were added to the image after it was divided are: a transparent white Baroque wallpaper pattern (featured on the textile products); the "exploding globes," which were created by an electronic music visualizer while playing the music that this series is about; and the woodgrain layer, which covers the areas of the sheet music that wasn't effected by the opaque or transparent coverage of previous layers.

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Wayne Edson Bryan commented on September 29, 2012 3:38pm
I've gotten a lot of questions about how the work was made... thought I'd demystify the process for everyone. ;-) I'm still working on them... I started the process 10 days ago.
Gréta Thórsdóttir commented on September 29, 2012 3:42pm
thanks! very interesting! awaiting new products!:)
Wayne Edson Bryan commented on September 29, 2012 3:50pm
I know that as an artist it's always interesting to understand how others work and what their motivations might be. My work is very process driven, as I believe the magic happens at moments when the process delivers the image and not so much my forcing a control over every aspect of the final visual output.
Wayne Edson Bryan commented on September 29, 2012 4:00pm
If the picture ends up being attractive, that's just gravy... but what I'm really shooting for is to create an image that appears highly structured but in reality is not a lot different that Jackson Pollock dripping and flinging paint. The element of chance plays a huge role in the work!
CMcDonald commented on September 29, 2012 4:06pm
Fantastic, Wayne!!!
Wayne Edson Bryan commented on September 29, 2012 4:23pm
The previous series of work, The Stripes Series, was very chance/process driven as well. Unlike earlier works where I intentionally tried to line up imagery within the strips with adjoining strips of paper (Glitch Pin-Up, and Provenance Series), The Stripes Series was entirely assembled image face down... I chose to not see what was happening as each piece was put together.
Wayne Edson Bryan commented on September 29, 2012 4:50pm
THANKS, Gréta! I've always loved your "Breath Art" because it was very process/chance focused too! ;-)
Two Chicks Design commented on September 29, 2012 5:01pm
Wow Wayne! I am always interested to learn how artists put their work together! There are so many options it boggles the mind!
Laurie A. Conley commented on September 29, 2012 5:07pm
Wow, that's amazing! I'm going to look for those items in your series now that I know what they are!
Bruce Stanfield commented on September 29, 2012 5:21pm
Awesome ! AAA+
Wayne Edson Bryan commented on September 29, 2012 6:21pm
Thanks, Katy and Two Chicks! I agree... most of the time my mind resides in the land of total bogglement! ;-)
Lilly Guastella commented on September 29, 2012 6:47pm
This is really something! Thanks for sharing your process and thought- beautiful, all of it!
Wayne Edson Bryan commented on September 29, 2012 8:10pm
Thanks, Laurie! I know that I always enjoy the "behind the scene" glimpse that other artists post about their art making process... glad my post adds to your enjoyment of the work! ;-)
RichCaspian commented on September 29, 2012 8:51pm
very cool piece! Music, color and design! : )
Wayne Edson Bryan commented on September 29, 2012 9:37pm
Yeah buddy, Bruce! THANKS, dude!
Magdalla Del Fresto commented on September 29, 2012 11:01pm
It's a very interesting vision of art creation : deliver the process. It's interesting because it's a voluntary act by the artist. And the process doesn't mean a receipe of creation. Bravo Wayne ! :)
Texnotropio commented on September 30, 2012 1:20am
fascinating
Wayne Edson Bryan commented on September 30, 2012 8:01am
I'm glad you enjoyed this, Lilly! THANKS a bunch for your very lovely comment!
The Dreamery commented on September 30, 2012 8:42am
Interesting! Thank you.
gwenola de muralt commented on September 30, 2012 8:49am
Nice work!
Wayne Edson Bryan commented on September 30, 2012 10:26pm
Rich, Magdalla, Fotios, Ann and Gwenola, so glad you find this interesting... Thank you for your feedback!
Wayne Edson Bryan commented on October 10, 2012 8:22am
The very first layer in all of these works is the handmade Stripes Series work "Oscar," but after having so many digital layers added on top, only the randomness of the color patterning remains. Now that I have completed all 30 pieces in The Goldberg Variations, I'll be reassembling them digitally to see the complete picture. One of the added benefits of the modular construction of this series for collectors of my work... because all 30 images that comprise "The Goldberg Variations" series, connect together in a 6 wide by 5 high matrix to form a single image, sequential numbered works can be hung together to form larger pieces.
Wayne Edson Bryan commented on October 10, 2012 8:43am
For anyone interested in listening to the music that this series is based on... http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gold...d158504749
Wayne Edson Bryan commented on October 10, 2012 8:50am
In these works, baroque point-counterpoint musical style was electronically visually reinterpreted and layered with handmade chance derived images to create a metaphor describing the similarities of our present day penchant for the digital verses the post-digital, and the fondness for precision in Bach's time.
Vargamari commented on October 12, 2012 1:31pm
Wonderful! ❤
Nicklas Gustafsson commented on October 12, 2012 1:51pm
Really cool to read about your process. Ads another dimension to your work.
Wayne Edson Bryan commented on October 13, 2012 12:22pm
Thanks, Mari and Nicklas! It pleases me to no end that folks like ya'all are interested and appreciate knowing the process. My favorite part of the art world has always been the international conversation between thoughtful artists who are trail blazers of unique styles! For any interested folks who are reading this and would like to see how the series turned out at the end, reconnected together, here's a link: http://society6.com/wayneedsonbryan/R...Variations THANK YOU again for your interest!