Art 295 – Photo and Multimedia Special Topics
First Photo) 4X6 Digital Negative contact printed using Van Dyke.
Print size- 4X6″
Second Photo) 4X5 Ortho Litho Film contact printed using Cyanotype.
Print size- 4X5″
Art 295, Special Topics (Alternative Processes)
Digital Negatives used to make Cyanotype and Van Dyke prints
Mixed media combining Digital Inkjet print on canvas with Cyanotype prints toned in Eggplant Black
Cyanotype and Van Dyke prints sized 3″ x 4″ (2 images)
Mixed media installation 36″ diameter (1 image)
The cyanotype is done on vellum from a digital negative printed on Pictorico. Image is of the Rocky Mountains just east of Livingston, Montana.
The Van Dyke is done on watercolor paper from a digital negative printed on Pictorico. Image is of Pompeys Pillar, 25 miles east of Billings, Montana and contains the last physical evidence of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
The mixed media installation is titled “The Modern Warpath” and is intended as a social statement on the current ecological battle taking place between the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and their supporters/allies vs. proponents and the corporations involved in the Dakota Access Pipeline project. The center image was shot in the heart of the Standing Rock Reservation in the South Dakota section. The surrounding cyanotype images were toned in Eggplant Black and shaped to resemble tears in recognition of the suffering of tribal nations at the hands of both government and corporations that started with the founding of our nation and continues today. They are also a visual documentation of the natural beauty and life giving aspects of nature that the Water Protectors are fighting to maintain for not only themselves, but future generations. The mandala is topped with a ‘tree of life’ symbol done with turquoise chips to symbolize the “Water is Life” slogan used by the Water Protectors. The bottom of the mandala is adorned with a glass bottle containing a small amount of grass and soil collected from the site of the Protector’s camp in Cannon Ball, ND.
My journey that led to this camp and my experiences there had a profound impact on me and reinforced my desire to use my art to highlight and inform viewers on matters of social importance that are close to my heart. Overall, this class on Alternative Processes has been my favorite thus far and gave me an incredible opportunity to combine digital photography with photo processes over a century old, and I look forward to continuing my experiments in future classes.
Tanya L Hilliker
ART 295 Alternative Processes
Silver Prints; 8 x 12, 16 x 20
This semester I focused on using different printing methods in the dark room. I brought in foreign objects to expose (photogram) my paper, and then double exposed the paper again to fill in the remaining white space. My favorite ended up being a thin net; creating lots of texture and depth in the images.
I also, got to experience Mordancage. Another one of my favorite alternative processes. With the image of the girl on deck, I did a double exposure at night. First shot was long exposure f16 for 5 minutes on TMAX 100 film. Second exposure was with a strobe to light the girl so I wouldn’t get any motion blur in my image. After printing in dark room, I treated the print with Mordancage. I ended up liking how it looked wet, so I hurried and did a copystand photo of the image to document the bubbles that the Mordancage created.
Art 230 – Digital Color Photography 2
Medium: 35mm slide film, cross processed and scanned.
Original print size: 8×12 on 11×17
2 images in series
I had shot 36 exposures on 35mm slide film, then I cross processed the color film and scanned the image. The purpose for this assignment was to make photos taken digitally and make them look cross processed.
Art 227 Digital Color Photography
Pigmented Inkjet Print
There are a total of twelve images in this series. The series as a whole attempts to depict pollution, waste and recycling, which will hopefully cause the viewer to contemplate their impact on the environment. The image with the triangle structure was printed at 40″x26″, mounted, framed and entered in our Student Art Exhibit (at this time I do not know if it has been accepted for actual display in the exhibit).
Art 227: Digital Color Photography
Surrealism Series (2)
The first photograph was an experiment with layering different images. The second photo was my first time working in a studio and using the different filters available on photoshop – I inverted only the eyes and hands and used repetition of the eyes and arm. Both are part of a surrealism series.
ART 230: digital photo
2 0f 8 images
Statement of photos: This is a sample of a 8 piece series sunrises over the Augusta Creek section in Northern Kalamazoo county, that runs through my property. The images in this series were all photographed within a half mile on one another and demonstrates a very different look/feel within that boundary.
Art-227-02 Digital Color Photo
Number of Images: 3
Statement about Work: These images portray things I have experienced while asleep. Dreams have always been of great interest to me and nightmares are unfortunately the ones I remember most vividly. These images are glimpses of what I have experienced in these nightmares.
ART 230: Digital Color Photography
digital prints; 9″ x 12″
Multi-media using photos and drawings taken and created by me. The series contains 8 images.
I wanted to make a series about pollution and the future in a kind of satirical, sad-but-true way. Green foliage is scarce, buildings are everywhere, we (human race) end up paying for air just like we pay for clean water, etc.
ANIM 103 Intro to Video Art
This project was an exploration of colorized reactions between milk and soap.
Animation 103: Intro to Video Art
Anime 103 – Introduction to Video Art
Description: This video represents the quality of light with unbiased views or expectations. Light is the key component in all photographic/video mediums, ranging from no light to overly exposed, focused to out of focus. The utilization of depth of field keeps the interest of the audiance for the duration of the viewing experience.
ANIM-103: Video Art
Christmas through the eyes of retail workers and Christmas “Grinches’.”
ANIM 103 (Video Art)
ANIM 103: Video Art
This is a performance video, meant to play with your mind a little. The music is upbeat and positive, making the colors seem more vibrant, drawing you into the video.
Statement: “Experimental Video Art project for intro to video art. First time using garage band, can you tell??”
Sherry Bonner (Youngblood)
Anim 103 Intro to Video Art
A representation of the witch hunts during the Middle Ages and a commentary on the resurgence of pagan spirituality in the modern era.
Anim 103 Intro to Video Art
Boredom through my eyes
Deborah A Hendryx
Life of a Balloon: This video is about the lack of choices many of us do not make. . We are happy just to float along until disaster happens.
Deborah A Hendryx
This is a video was created for an animation class at our local college (Kellogg Community College). Battle Creek has a colorful and interesting history. Our city attracted many different people due to it’s openness and tolerance for non -conformist . Battle Creek has been known as The Advent Town, Queen City, Health City, Army City, International City and Cereal City. Our history includes many great pioneers such asSojourner Truth, Erastus Hussey, Ellen and Elder James White, Dr. John D. Kellogg and C.W.Post.
Now during most hours our city streets and parks seem quite empty. At times it seems quite lonely. Our history seems to echo sounds through its structures . The city street scenes were shot during what would be considered high traffic times.
This video was a surrealism piece I had worked on titled vanity. “Vanity” was my first attempt at video effects, in fact this is my first semester of editing. I really ended up enjoying video, and I hope you enjoy my video as much as I enjoyed filming it.
Anim 103 Intro to Video Art
Sherry Bonner (Youngblood)
ANIM 103 Video Art
This image was part of an exploration of many photographic processes, combining both digital and alternative methods. The base image is a high resolution digital scan of a characterized self-portrait made on a 4”x5” Wet Plate Collodion Tintype. The scan was printed at 4”x5” on Pictorico to create a digital negative and used in an enlarger. The process of Cliché verre was also used by first putting a feather into the enlarger and exposing the feather’s silhouette to the paper. The Tintype scan was then printed over the previously exposed feather silhouette.
This image was made by creating a photo-gram and then printing an image on top of it. It was a part of an exploration of alternative photographic processes in the darkroom. A black feather was placed over the paper and exposed under an enlarger. A 4″x”5 negative was then exposed to the same paper, causing the ‘bearded lady’ to appear only through the feather-window left by the first exposure.
Art 295 Photo & Multimedia Spec Topics
Gelatin Silver Prints; 9″ x 12″
ART 295 Photography Special Topics: Alternative Photography
9″x12″ printed on 11″x14″ Warmtone Fiber Paper. They were originally a part of a 12 image final project, but have been altered away from the original series.
The first image was printed normal and toned in a dark red wine overnight.
The second image was a Cliche Verre and Selenium toned.
Art 249 – Alternative Process
Wetplate; 3.5″ x 4.5″
2 out of a series of 6
This series was an attempt to further my love for classic analog photography. Utilizing a process that is over 100 years old, I sought to recreate the images of the olden times with simple, formal clothing and facial expressions.