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Quarry 6: Venice Beach, by Fred Camper

          

Scroll through all 36 "Grids" from Quarry 6: Venice Beach completed thus far
Quarry 6: Venice Beach 14, 12G, 1
Quarry 6: Venice Beach 14, Figmented 8.1
Quarry 6: Venice Beach 14, Remade 11.1

Quarry 6: Venice Beach 14, Remade 13.1

Index to and links to all the "Grids" works in Quarry 6: Venice Beach completed thus far
Index to and links to all the "Figmented" works in Quarry 6: Venice Beach completed thus far

Original image for Quarry 6: Venice Beach 14.

This group of Quarry works is based on a photograph I took in October, 2007, on Venice Beach, Venice, California. So far I have used only one image; more are to come. To construct each of the "Grids," a single image is divided into between 4 and 169 parts, and these parts are then rearranged using random processes.

My use of randomness here is different than in much other art. It is my hope that because of the choice of images and the ways the parts are rearranged and presented, each work creates a kind of opening-out effect, suggesting to the viewer that seeing, and the seeing of a single image, offer a nearly infinite diversity of possibilities. More can be found on the Quarries main page and in my Artist's Statement.

For one group, the Quarries, Figmented, I divided the original image into grids between four by four and thirteen by thirteen, and then puts each cell in the grid through a treatment related to that used in Figments works, creating 35 lower resolution versions of each of the 36 cells, and then using random numbers to decide which of those along with the original cell to use. Each work has nine differently-modified versions of the original image. The Remades are constructed by rearranging the cells of the original image into new patterns in the smaller sheet; in the larger sheet, the rearranged image is repeated nien times in the manner of the Figmented works. Be sure to click on the larger version and move around in your browser to compare different treatments of the same image.

          

The works now titled Remade were titled Figmented-G before November 23, 2010. Quarry 6: Venice Beach, Remade 11.1 was Quarry 6: Venice Beach, Figmented-G 11.1; Quarry 6: Venice Beach 14, Remade 13.1 was Quarry 6: Venice Beach 14, Figmented-G 13.1.



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