Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Angels In the Architecture

This is my entry for The Three Muses challenge this week where the theme is "Angels". This is a digital collage made from a photo of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco that I took last year (this photo serves as the background element); over layed with a rubber stamped image of an angel. I erased out the white background from the stamped image leaving a hint of her form and layered her over the photo reducing opacity. Several layers of gradient filters were added.
A real dream vacation for me would be to travel through Europe and visit and photograph the amazing cathedrals and look for all of the hidden (and not so hidden) angels and symbols built into the architecture.

47 comments:

  1. Lori, You've really captured it--of an angel in the architecture--I really like this!!

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  2. Wonderful take on the theme. I like the way you incorporated and altered rubber stamping with the digital elements.

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  3. Lori, if you're looking for a companion to accompany you on your angels and demons trip, count me in!!!! I ADORE taking pics of architecture - especially all of the little details. I drive my husband crazy whenever we go away.

    This piece is stunning and creative. How inventive to use one of your pics AND a rubber stamped digi image too. Your work just keeps getting more beautiful. Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  4. Lori, you are my digital art hero. This is just an amazing piece of art.

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  5. I think we Europeans take for granted our centuries old architecture. Cathedrals definitely are special places. I'd love to do some architecture exploration in Italy.
    Great picture as always. You really captured the atmosphere.

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  6. love this angel. If you ever get to Europe be sure to check out Liverpool as we have 2 cathedrals one at either end of Hope St..one is relatively modern whilst the other very gothic. Tuscany especially Firenze and Sienna sre superb too..here is to travel dreams!

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  7. Your piece is fantastic Lori! I love your style of artwork.

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  8. That is lovely Lori. I love the way the angel is not immediately obvious but kind of emerges as you look-as if appearing to us. Your dream vacation sounds great-I hope you get to do that one day!
    Happy New Year!

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  9. Lori this is a fantastic piece of art,i love it!!

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  10. Angels have had such a great part to play in architecture and yours is the perfect choice. Your layered angel is so beautiful. I agree with Sarah that she is not immediately obvious but that is part of the appeal of your picture. Wonderful work.

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  11. Your hidden angel is beautiful, Lori.

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  12. When you ever come to Europe Lori...you HAVE to see Rome !
    I love it when personal photo's are used in art and yours is (again) so clever done with gradients and filters.
    Well done !

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  13. This is fantastic Lori!!! wow!!! wonderful work and I look forward to seeing what you will create in 2010!!!

    Hugs
    Diana

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  14. WOW, Lori, your layering has created fabulous effects here, outstanding masterpiece1

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  15. WOW, Lori this is magnificent!

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  16. This is magical, Lori. Your blending and layering is masterful. You might like to check out this URL
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/oxfordshire_church_photos/
    for a journey through some beautiful old churches in Oxfordshire.

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  17. What a perfectly wonderful piece, Lori! I'll go with you to photograph cathedrals, ok? Seriously, this is an awesome piece! LynnF

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  18. Unique and truly beautiful, Lori, as always. Gorgeous art piece.

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  19. beatiful and mystical..I imagine she is watching over the building.

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  20. Wow Lori what a peaceful work.
    The background is perfect. Gorgeous.

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  21. So very gorgeous - I think I even spy a raven image in your work, yes? This is truly lovely.

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  22. that picture has such a wonderful "feeling", very special! i love stone angels!

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  23. Lori, this has such a great feel, and I love the way you interpreted the theme. Gorgeous!

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  24. what a beauty, it kind of tells that angels are everywhere near us

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  25. Fabulous.......... I'd love to be able to do digi!

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  26. Lori, your work is absolutely stunning! It's so beautiful that I'm running out of words. I can't stop admiring your skills.

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  27. beautiful how you blended the images together , it creates such a special atmosphere

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  28. Lori this is pure magic, and utterly superb. The grunge and layers and blends are exquisite.

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  29. Beautifully done Lori. Love the technique x

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  30. Very dramatic and beautiful! Moving piece! xxoo

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  31. Lovely work Lori - perhaps we should plan that trip and sell tickets?

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  32. A gorgeous piece very beautifully done!

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  33. Oh I need to learn how to do this type of work...just gorgeous. I love the contrast in colors and I had to keep looking at it because I felt like there was more than just one angel there...just lovely.

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  34. amazing work! thanks for all the info on how you did it - very very cool!

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  35. I really like this..I think I can learn a lot from you as I am pretty new to this style of challenge. I am going to follow your blog if that is ok :) Thank you for sharing.

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  36. When I saw this, the word haunting came to mind. This is gorgeous. As soon as I learn a bit more about Photoshop, I'll appreciate all the information you give on your collages. Until then, I'll be glad to volunteer to be your traveling companion (grin.)

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  37. Very impressing art work, Lori! It was also very interesting to read how you created this magnificent piece of art.

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  38. Wonderful, wonderful piece Lori!! gorgeous colours and such a creative take on the theme!!

    Linda

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  39. Oh, Lori! Thanks for your visit and comment!!! And also wish you a Very Happy New Year!!!

    It's a gift to be able to visit Europe an see all the beauty and art, isn't it?! Your LO and words show that! :O)

    I hope to come back soon... :O)))

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  40. This is such a beautiful place. You have done it real justice! Great piece.

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  41. That is a cool entry.
    I like the layers and the colours

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  42. Glorious and so creative. I'll come with you on your dream journey!

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  43. Wonderful mystery and depth to this creation Lori, it really is spectacular!!!
    I tried for just a little bit to dip my toe into digital art. While I admired everyone's creations 'before', I have way more respect now for what must go into each piece ... you all know another language with digital art and it's awesome! I found out I'm a glue and scissors kinda girl afterall LOL
    Happy New Year!
    oxo

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  44. I don't know the word in English, but this is wonderful, really wonderful!
    I can't speak English very well, I speak Finnish :) Thank you for visited (how can I say it in English?) in my blog.

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