Ontario Reality Generation illustrates the symbiotic relationship between memory and reality by following five characters on a road trip thru the desert. I’ve collaged over painted photographs into diagram based illustrations which describe memories function with both a philosophical and pseudo- scientific approach.
My process set out to mimic the way that a memory looks and feels but collaging overprinted photos together. I played with the depth in each picture, taking advantage of the fact that I was physically making something. The “flat” pictures themselves have pieces that jump off of them, and this effect is heightened by my use of thick and thin lines. To mimic the decay and distortion of a remembered image, I used a lot of ink splatter and half tone photocopy distortion. The decay of a photograph is instantly reminiscent of a decayed memory, and of the subject of the photograph over time. Photos are so powerful that when they are made, they’re so convincing that the idea of them decaying doesn’t occur. A decayed photo holds a very specific power which I utilized by incorporating this collage of distorted photo technique.