SJJOHNSON Mixed media mind

Art is free from the functional restrictions imposed on our everyday visual system; yet, abstract art is perceived via the same system that was developed primarily to represent real-world objects and scenes.

2014 digital collage, printed on canvas.

My digital collage process is an exploration of the early stages of our cognitive visual processing system. I deconstruct pictures from our everyday visual scene into elementary components such as spots of light, lines, edges, simple forms, colors, movement, etc. At later stages of my process, I reconstruct these components into non-recognizable forms and objects.

2014-2016 digital collages.

Abstracted images are viewed in a unique position within the mental/cognitive/emotional realm - far from the natural role of these systems. This allows us to develop a love for certain visual details that we would otherwise not notice in our everyday life.

2014 digital collage, printed on canvas.
iPhone 5s photos, edited with Photoshop CS6 and VSCO.
"Mount Marcy" is a 2017 mixed media collage, created as a concert poster.

As seen above, I also have experience mixing intaglio printing, relief printing, computer graphics, and lithography.

iPhone 5s photos, edited with Photoshop CS6 and VSCO.
iPhone 5s photos, edited with Photoshop CS6 and VSCO.

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sjjohnson@colgate.edu

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