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Visiting an exhibition in person is a much richer experience than visiting online. Why not leave a comment to share your thoughts and impressions with others?

Both of these exhibits inspired me to develop a concept and begin creating. Thank you. I really enjoyed the work.

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Suzanne - 10.13.2008 - 3:46 PM
Originally Posted By erin
I would be interested to see the collages Armstrong started with juxtaposed to his photographs. I know this would take some of the mystery and self exploration out of his work, but I've always enjoyed the process (sometimes more than the finished work). The same is true of Fano; if I have a chance to visit this exhibition in person, I hope it does more to explain the artist "complex" process.

Dear Erin-
People are often interested in seeing the original collages, but I don’t save them after I shoot them. They really aren’t very interesting in their own right, it’s the blurring of the edges which makes them interesting, although they might be of some interest in terms of understanding my process. It’s not a secret. I taught 9 year olds how to make images like mine in a workshop one time. I take colored paper, cut out circles of different sizes, put them together and shoot them up close and way out of focus. Almost magically, they become much more interesting and complex.
Bill

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From Bill Armstrong - 9.16.2008 - 11:47 AM
I would be interested to see the collages Armstrong started with juxtaposed to his photographs. I know this would take some of the mystery and self exploration out of his work, but I've always enjoyed the process (sometimes more than the finished work). The same is true of Fano; if I have a chance to visit this exhibition in person, I hope it does more to explain the artist "complex" process.

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erin - 9.8.2008 - 12:50 PM
It's hard to believe these are photographs! One artist's work is so abstract and the other is so complex, but neither one used a computer.

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Rob - 9.6.2008 - 4:35 PM

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