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Symphony in Blue

June 15th, 2015

Symphony in Blue

Initially I began editing some proofs of my last screen prints
that had been littering my studio for some time. My only
intention was to make some original publicity cards and clear
away the unwanted proofs. I soon became very excited at
what started to emerge. Striking abstract images began to
appear, being instantly created with the cut of a knife. It
immediately struck me that more could be made of this process
as I desperately searched for more hidden images.

After some experimentation and much deliberation I started to
develop a strict method of working, selecting and cropping
images within a predetermined area of 6" x 4".
At times this became frustrating. Instead of applying a medium
to a surface and building up an image, I was subtracting from
one work to make another. It is direct and cannot be altered.

Around this time I had also been listening to a lot of classical
music after being introduced to it by my wife. There seemed to
be some sort of connection with what I was doing and the
movements and structure of a symphony. All of the work I was
producing was in harmony with each other.

With this in mind the work took on a new direction. Embracing
an idea of creating a visual symphony, I began grouping images
in a triptych format. Spending hours creating and discovering
cohesive formations. Finally, with 4 triptych's made my 1 st
visual symphony was complete. ' Symphony in Blue ".

Whether the concept of this work is important or not I do feel
it is relevant. I have found the method of working both exciting
and challenging. Stimulating emotions, intellect, and creativity


Symphony in Blue :-
Movement no. 1 :- 1/2/3/
Movement no. 2 :- 1/2/3/
Movement no. 3 :- 1/2/3/
Movement no. 4 :- 1/2/3/


Symphony in Blue was created by editing 2 screen prints :-
' Heroes in Blue ' and ' Reflections in Blue ' during 1994.
It has since been vectored using illustrator 8 to enable printing .

Fine art Prints and other printed items are now available at Fine art America .
http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/david-hargreaves.html

Four Season Cycle - Art Book

November 30th, 2010

Four Season Cycle
Cycle is a collection of Photofusion artwork that captures, illustrates and portrays moments of nature’s great cycle - the 4 seasons. It is not a definitive collection and as with nature it will change and grow with future cycles.
Each artwork begins with a series of photographs, something random, something composed, something noticed, a moment captured in the cycle. After a lengthy selection process the most interesting photographs are separated and grouped together ready for the next stage .
Using photo editing software all of the selected images are filtered with paint effects. They are then blended and fused back with the originals. An evolutionary process of applying effects, blending and fusing continues until I feel I have the right images for the final art.
The last process and perhaps one of the most exciting is the application of symmetry whilst constructing each final artwork.

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Four Season Cycle Art book is now available at the Blurb Bookstore
Visit http://www.blurb.com/user/artfusions

Thanks for looking
David