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An alethiometer is a fictional object from the ‘His Dark Materials’ trilogy by Philip Pullman which allows those who are highly trained (or gifted) to know the answer to any question. The name comes from ancient Greek (alethia meaning truth and meter meaning measure). An astrolabe is an ancient instrument used for estimating the altitude and predicting the position of celestial objects, such as the moon, other planets, and stars. Identifiable objects rarely appear in my work as I tend to prefer the artifice of invention. A designer usually works for a client… there are boundaries everywhere! An artist works for themself… not a fence in sight! Another flight of fancy; this time on wings unfurled in “3 gradient black snow” as seen previously here. The difference with the main device is that it starts to get colour added to it and then it has to interact with its background in a blending mode. More complex examples of this whimsy appear later! A scanned Manchurian Pear leaf forms the background [You have to love autumn, don’t you?] along with a decorated letter O and another arabesque… Why not? A colourful piece, simple but direct. The alethiometer was drawn and constructed in Illustrator and the whole shebang put together in Photoshop.

Unique digital print on canvas with mirror image gallery border for stretcher. Packed and posted in mailing tube. No stretcher or frame included.

 

 

Alethiometer-astrolabe 4 – manchu pear 1

Con Preston

AUD$800
Size: 102w x 147h cms
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Digital print on canvas with mirror image gallery wrap

Unframed

Requires stretching to hang

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An alethiometer is a fictional object from the ‘His Dark Materials’ trilogy by Philip Pullman which allows those who are highly trained (or gifted) to know the answer to any question. The name comes from ancient Greek (alethia meaning truth and meter meaning measure). An astrolabe is an ancient instrument used for estimating the altitude and predicting the position of celestial objects, such as the moon, other planets, and stars. Identifiable objects rarely appear in my work as I tend to prefer the artifice of invention. A designer usually works for a client… there are boundaries everywhere! An artist works for themself… not a fence in sight! Another flight of fancy; this time on wings unfurled in “3 gradient black snow” as seen previously here. The difference with the main device is that it starts to get colour added to it and then it has to interact with its background in a blending mode. More complex examples of this whimsy appear later! A scanned Manchurian Pear leaf forms the background [You have to love autumn, don’t you?] along with a decorated letter O and another arabesque… Why not? A colourful piece, simple but direct. The alethiometer was drawn and constructed in Illustrator and the whole shebang put together in Photoshop.

Unique digital print on canvas with mirror image gallery border for stretcher. Packed and posted in mailing tube. No stretcher or frame included.

 

 

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