Picture Postcard for Martha was the first computer artwork I made for my Master’s thesis. This was quickly followed by dozens more images that combined the low resolution graphics on the new “color” Apple II computer with traditional photographic elements. I would photograph the computer screen from the back of the room with a telephoto lens to minimize the curvature of the CRT monitor. I used slide film, which I would then take into the darkroom to produce composite images combining traditional and computer images. Sometimes the resolution of the pixels was too coarse, so I would move the camera to blur the image, or place low tack Zipatone screens on the monitor to give the illusion of more pixels. The red wiggly line in some is actually the monitor light tracing the path I moved the camera during the long exposure!
Picture Postcard for Martha 1983 Through the Portal 1983
Sara Did Not Cry/House 1983 Elena’s World 1983
Jacki at Castlegate 1983 The Prince at Castlegate 1983
Science for Jacki 1984 Immaterial Force 1984
Space Child/Impact 1984 Das Energi 1984
The Rule of the House 1984 Through the Shadow Box 1984
Triangle 1984 Heroine 1984 Map of the Dancing Place 1984