I tried a new approach to creating digital abstracts. Using a couple of my existing digital photos, I radically altered their look in iColorama app and then cut out segments, using them as raw material and pasted them into new abstract compositions.
It was an interesting experiment using existing digital material in the same way that an artist might make a traditional collage using various pieces of cut and pasted paper and other items.
The first of the two original photos is below and under it, the radically altered and abstracted version. It’s interesting to see how the main colors are recognizable in the altered version but the abstracted shapes become highly angular and flattened.
The abstracted version, in turn, was further altered in color and became the background for this collage.
I later edited the above collage in iColorama and came up with these variations.
Now for the second digital photo (“Fall Color”) used as raw material. The original photo, unaltered below.
Here is the second composition based on the abstracted “Fall” photo above.
Below are variations of the “Fall” collage.