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The new year brings with it an opportunity to declutter one’s life and see things with brand new eyes. Beneath all the clutter, I sometimes find buried treasure — old artwork, journal entries, poetry, and photos that meant a lot to me on this journey to adulthood. The work featured below is a mixed media piece called “Two Men Walking Towards the Light.” In order to create symmetry in this piece, I digitally mirrored an original photo of a man walking through an archway beneath Philadelphia’s City Hall. […]
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On Christmas Eve Day, I took my dog for a stroll along the beach. The weather was unseasonably warm — almost 70 degrees. After a mile or so, we came upon this message in the sand, and I snapped a pic using my camera phone. Using the BeFunky app on my phone, I combined the image above with a photo of the full moon taken last summer. The final result, displayed below, made for a muy feliz navidad. In the words of Jose Feliciano: […]
Philadelphia Dreaming is a simple digital collage created by blending two jpeg images. The image below left was found via Google image search using the search term “Philadelphia skyline view.” The image below right is a photo collage based on the painting, “Flaming June,” by Sir Frederic Leighton. Each image was scaled to match the other. I blended the two and adjusted the transparency using lunapic.com, a free online photo editing tool. Pleased with the results, I couldn’t help but […]
The following collage is based on a work of art called “Bodhisattva of Compassion (Guanyin),” located in the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Asian Art wing. In searching for a verse to accompany the image, I was reminded of the following song lyrics: “Wake up the dawn and ask her why A dreamer dreams she never dies Wipe that tear away now from your eyes.” -Oasis, “Champagne Supernova*” The last line seems especially appropriate, as it might well have been uttered […]
Sleep comes, and with it the fading of constellations. In dreams, she levitates high over mountaintops. The ancient light of stars burns to dust, snapping souls to attention. Voiceless, © 2013 by Gina Marie Lazar Lovrencevic. All rights reserved.
For the record, only one of the images you see below is mine. The lady on the left is a Post-Impressionist painting called “The Corn Poppy” by Kees Van Dongen, located at the Houston Museum of Art. The image in the middle is something I pulled anonymously from the internet. The image on the right is a painting I recently completed, which I call “Bukowski,” after American author Charles Bukowski. These three images were located side by side in a […]
The following collage superimposes three images atop one another. In the background stands a silhouette of the Sacré-Cœur Basilica in Paris. Below on either side are the mirror images of a statue in Philadelphia’s Laurel Hill Cemetery. I used an HP M537 PhotoSmart camera to photograph the basilica, a Nikon D3100 to photograph the statue, and two photo editing programs to manipulate the digital images (i.e., Microsoft Picture It! and Google’s Picasa). When I look at this image, I am reminded the following lines […]
“The Worldly Hope men set their Hearts upon Turns Ashes–or it prospers; and anon, Like Snow upon the Desert’s dusty Face, Lighting a little hour or two–is gone.” -Edward Fitzgerald (1809-1883), from “Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám of Naishápúr” Two Men Walking Towards the Light, © 2013 by Gina Marie Lazar Lovrencevic. All rights reserved.