words and art by w a l t e r w s m i t h

2013

N E W D I G I T A L S C A P E S | V A R I A T I O N S – A link to my latest published art book

V A R I A T I O N S

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2013 was a very good year for creativity and artistic exploration: I created a series of video art pieces, that I feel stretched the potential of my imagination. That exploration also enabled me to learn a variety of technical skills in editing within the creative aspect of visual and musical composition. Check out my “Experiment: Data Complex” series. Most notably, my latter sub-series “The World” (4 videos). But I digress, the purpose of this post is to introduce my latest published book entitled:

N E W D I G I T A L S C A P E S | V A R I A T I O N S

In 2013, my photographic and digital artwork could overall, be found, in the “Variations” series. A remix of imagery that explored ambiguity, memories, dreams, and emotional constructs. The book is a total of 140 pages and features over 100 images in a large portrait format. The link above will forward you to my bookstore @ Blurb publishing. There you will be able to access a 37 page preview.

And last but not least, I would like to thank all my fellow bloggers, whose support in 2013 has been a great inspiration.

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holding your absence

holding your absence

To a place too far
without the heart of here and now;
i hold onto your absence


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outside my window, i made the journey into my own reflection

outside my window | i made the journey into my own reflection

i thought I knew
what was there
here
without you


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we remember it all

we remember it all

Life like history
bound in timelessness;
and etched in collective memory ….


a tomorrow that never comes | a two ships passing, remix

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an ocean of dreams;
outside my window
with two ships passing …
and a tomorrow that never comes


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alpine skiing, downhill and super g | a minimal remix

alpine skiing, downhill and super-g | a minimal remix

It is the beginning of the season for the World Cup Championships in Alpine Skiing. This weekend a host of international women (next weekend the men), with the exception of injured USA number one, Lindsey Vonn are tackling the newly designed ski slope called “Raptor” in Beaver Creek, CO. Some exciting runs already in yesterday’s Downhill competition and today’s Super G. Most notably by Swiss skier Lara Gut who won both events. She has the chance for a hat-trick if she wins the Giant Slalom tomorrow. The Americans, however did not perform well and struggled throughout both events.

This post is an interpretation of what I feel could represent alpine skiing if seen from a minimalist perspective: Icy tones (snow), curves (slopes), sharp angles (speed) and geometric forms that can be seen as anything from ski poles, to broken bones. The hazards of a dangerous, but exciting sport.


sunrise under water | a minimalism remix

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I worked on this for over two hours last night after midnight. The piece kept pulling me back into my previous series “Variations”. I moved through various visual drafts trying to remember that the idea is to achieve a sense of visual minimalism. For me at times it is hard to say ‘enough’, its finished. I am slowly learning that a work of art can, in its minimalism, stand on its own.

Through Art …
I Feel like subtracting.


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minimalism | mirror and reflection

minimalism | glass with plastic wrap

Minimal constructs are inviting …

This past year I have been creating work in a series entitled “Variations”. I just completed the series with a published art book through Blurb publishing. I will post a link to the book store in an upcoming post. It was quite exhausting producing the book. A total of 138 pages. So now 2014 is quickly approaching. I have some tentative ideas for projects. Both in video and print. And I hope to reconnect once again with my fellow bloggers and be inspired.

Through art,
I feel like subtracting …


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experiment: data complex 10 | the world in recollection (a returning place remix) | video art HD

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“The World In Recollection” will be the last in my featured series of the emerging world concept. I am not sure where I will venture into next with video, but I hope to feature more of my own experimental imagery.


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variations | into abstraction: the memory outside my window