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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Playing tricks with images

Hope you're having a great summer if you're in the northern hemisphere, winter if you're in the southern one.

Last Friday was the opening reception of Wallflowers, the current exhibit at the Fuller Lodge Art Center, where I got to enjoy amazing artwork and meet other artists -- it was great fun! While I was there I also read the call for their next exhibit. The title, "Trickster," got me thinking... Magritte, Dali', Escher... so many great minds in the past played visual tricks with their images! What does the word "Trickster" make you think of?

I'm just catching up on the science, so in the meantime, I thought I'd leave you with a few images I recently created. Hope you'll enjoy them!

Peacock by EEG
Escher's Glass by EEG
Forever by EEG
Ceci n'est pas une fraise by EEG
 Thelxiepeia by EEG


  1. Awesome start to a promising collection.

    You may also want to add Jerry Uelsmann ( to your sources of inspiration for surrealistic image making. Unlike the painters you mentioned, Jerry is a photographic artist, and did his work in film (!) We are lucky today to have all the new tools of the digital darkroom that open up so many more creative doors. Thanks for sharing your path.

  2. Thanks for the link John, fantastic work!
    And yes, today's tools open up a whole new world of creativity, it's amazing.

  3. Really amazing, Elena! I believe I like your "Escher's Glass" best of this collection as it definitely has the M.C. Escher feel to it. The others? Merely great! Well done.

  4. I'm with John up the top. A fantastic start and it makes me itch a little to think of what your enviable imagination will create next ... beautiful!

    1. Thanks, Geoff! Much appreciated coming from a brilliant mind like yours! :-)

  5. Those are very cool. What tool(s) are you using?

    1. Thanks, Steve! I do basic photo editing in Lightroom 4, which I highly recommend if you shoot in RAW. For the "special effects" I've been playing with Photoshop Elements 10. I just learned about the displace filter, which lets you do some really cool stuff. You can read more about it here:


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