I find sometimes, well I do two things. One
is that when I go out, I have a camera with me and I take pictures. I take pictures of
a scene from as many different view points as I can manage, depending on what I can reach.
Here I’ve got a whole series. I go to this place a lot, this is part of the Westfield
River. There’s all these stunning rock formations and then the movement of the water. Again,
by working in multiples, by thinking of, not just taking the perfect picture but taking
many pictures, you can end up with a lot of ideas and a lot of ways to re-imagine something.
You can start with a photo collage. One person that you might want to look at is David Hockney,
who really made an art out of this. These two are actually the same picture, I just
did one vertically. I don’t like the color on that one but I’m going to come over here
and add that, maybe, there. What’s going to connect these pictures, is this little strip
of green that’s going through them, every once and a while. I think I’m going to leave
that one there. Let’s see, I’ve got some that don’t have any green and I’m going to see
if I can make those work. I’ve got literally hundreds of these, so this is just like a
sampling of what you might try to do. Again, to have the ability to spread these out, and
I believe David Hockney sometimes does whole walls full, is that it really is, I think,
easier than manipulating with a computer and you’re not limited as to size. You can literally
cover the wall with a thousand photographs, if you want. It’s a way of reviewing and revisiting
and maybe starting some new ideas rolling in your head.