Artsy - Accuracy NotMonday, September 02, 2019
|Hosta 'Island Breeze' 7 September 2019
Sometime in the beginning of this century during an idle summer day in our old house in Kerrisdale I wondered what would happen if I place one of my old roses on my scanner. It was beginner’s luck that has persisted all these years and which gives me lots of pleasure and relaxation.
In the beginning after that to me spectacular image of Rosa ‘Reine Victoria’, for many years now gone to its maker, I considered the scientific use of scanning the flowers from our garden at 100% size and giving the scan the day’s date. I thought that gardeners in other parts of Canada or abroad might want to compare notes. That never happened. When folks see my large inkjet prints they congratulate me for the lovely photograph. When I inform them that they are scanographs and that I am a scanographer they immediately lose interest.
As this summer fades I am more inclined to scan the interesting plants. This endeavour is a form of relaxation and of dabbling.
|10 August 2019
While accuracy is paramount for me I do believe that I am diverging from that goal and going in the direction of “artistic images”.