Saturday, May 21, 2011

Scanning, scanning, and more scanning

I generally spend the early part of my day on the computer, since I do not have one in the studio - and don't want one there. Why? I know I'd be on it too much. One of the things that is done almost daily is the scanning of images into my digital archive. I have no clue what'll become of them, but they are images I feel I have to save before the originals disappear into collages. As you know, photocopies are not used in my work, except to make an occasional image transfer.

Here are some of this week's scans to give you an idea of what's being saved. They range in time from the 1880s to the 1950s. The more recent images, which often are under copyright, are generally radically altered and always used in one piece - and one only - in order to meet fair use standards. Even then, I prefer finding images that are out of copyright to avoid infringing on others rights.

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