the garden lady

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I think of this blog as my scrapbook - a place to experiment and play... this weekend I found myself at a wonderful new garden centre with a new addition to the garden gnome variety... as a women I of course find these garden props absolutely insulting... as an artist they tickle my funny bone and I had to have some fun with them... the originals are life size, for your pleasure...

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I then went to play with them in html... here is what I explained to a friend...

"...more than anything I'm playing technical games and experimenting with techniques - I'm very excited about the potential of what I'm doing - animations without a single video or flash movie in sight... I can now animate backgrounds and foregrounds with incredibly little pixel power - for example, my animated background (jumping lines) consists of an animated gif that is 1 x 1000 pixel in size - it duplicates itself up automatically to produce the illusion of a full background of jumping lines, when in fact they're only single pixels skipping about...

i guess that all means very little to you - and so many people looking won't twig to the technical aspects lying below - but it sets up a kind of restriction on what I can accomplish, and will therefore generate a recognisable 'style' and focus my attention in terms of technique... I love the visuality of what I'm doing - the repetition and structure - it references the predominent visual language of the web, and that's what I'm trying to achieve as an web artist... for me video and flash are cop-outs to what the web is really made of - code..."

the fountain lady
the pot lady



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