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Existential Friday: The Existential Horizon Opens

The Existential Horizon Opens  – A Visual Poem

– thought we were not being heard, but still we arose from the remembrance of landscapes and the incorruptible beauty of the Unresolved……

This is the way in which writing has not changed – You get to new ego-layers through self-disclosure – sharing reflections about the shadow-self. You start at the first layer then work your way down to the core of memory

( Source : Postcard from L’isoletta mia          



Existential Horizon 1


Existential Horizon 2


Existential Horizon 3


Existential Horizon 4

Note on Process: All the images in this sequence include the  texture, aged photo-paper 9. This and other texture layers can be found on the Boxing Day Texture post. 

aged photo paper9

For those interested in my more experimental images and creative compositions check the following tags – Existential Friday, Surreal Thursday, and What If Wednesday. Also see the Phantasmagoria Page for Fantasy and other cross-genre compositions. 

Further experimental compositions can be found at my other blog, Implied Spaces .


7 responses

  1. I really like these! Just the small hint of focus on the horizon. And of course I like how each one leads to the next. The first one is my favourite.

    March 27, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    • elmediat

      Thanks very much Annerose . The visual effect in the first one is done using low tech – a piece of scrunched up plastic held in front of the camera. 🙂 The tonal qualities are derived from aged photo-paper 9.

      I am becoming more & more interested in how Mass Media consumes itself – recycling and recombining content and the codes and conventions of other media. Photography & collages are two of the best visual examples. One can insert a photograph (medium) into another medium (blog, magazine) or you can photograph a wall mural, television screen or sculpture turning those media into content. A collage is a very hands on example of turning other media into components of a new piece.

      Ben Stainton’s art on his blog has really gotten me thinking about this.

      March 27, 2015 at 7:40 pm

      • Oh awesome I love lo tech/ hi tech mix. I’m going to try this!
        I think photography is the medium of this time and yes there are so many ways to think about it including collage or fragmentation.

        March 27, 2015 at 8:06 pm

      • elmediat

        I used a plastic tray that came with a box of crackers. Any kind of plastic will work – bubble wrap or some of those plastic boxes for chocolates. Any excuse to create art and buy chocolate, cookies, specialty crackers – all for a higher calling of self-expression & being in touch with others. 😀

        March 27, 2015 at 9:06 pm

  2. leecleland

    Wow, Ben’s blog certainly has taken collage to another level, great ideas. Thanks for the link Joseph.

    March 27, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    • elmediat

      Most welcome. he recently started presenting work of other collage artists and the range of styles is quite remarkable and very creative terms of themes/topics.

      March 27, 2015 at 9:01 pm

      • leecleland

        I didn’t get that far into his blog but intend to go back. Thanks again.

        March 28, 2015 at 2:56 am

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