[caption id=“” align=“alignnone” width=“1350.0”] This piece was composited from two 2700px × 3600px images posted as 24 individual square images to Instagram over the course of a week. [/caption]
A while back I wrote about how I see Instagram as an artistic medium and I've been trying to use the social media platform exclusively as an artistic outlet since then. Last week I finished publishing the piece above as 24 individual square images over the course of a week.
I'm hoping that each fragment comes across as at least somewhat visually interesting - if not a composition on it's own, at least a compelling detail. I want each post to build dramatic tension for anyone who is following along. For anyone who sees a post randomly and taps over to my profile, I want them to find a nice surprise of a growing composition.
The imagery here is all inspired by my mornings leaving Tacoma for Seattle on the train. The train station, the view of the sound, the side of the train, the morning light on the building next door. The poppies - which may just be my favorite new motif - represent that painful yearning for spring that kicks in around January in the Pacific Northwest.
The total result of this image, to me feels a bit like a movie poster. I'm not sure I'm happy with it, but I do enjoy the process. I think that for the next one of these, I want to lean heavily into the graphical nature of these constructed pieces...if it feels like a movie poster, maybe it should really be a movie poster...