Dreaming Deer III by Victoria Taylor-Gore
This video and the related digital collages I created are part of a solo exhibition I am having at West Texas A & M University, Mary Moody Northen Hall Formal Gallery (January 16 – February 15, 2014 – Reception on January 16 from 6-8pm). All the final images in the show are here – http://www.flickr.com/photos/28987755@N08/sets/72157639240878505
This is the third video in the Dreaming Deer series…created with a mixture of photographs I took of miniature toy deer that I later used in a series of digital composites or digital collages. The video represents various stages in these six digital collages in Photoshop, along with the final images. Each photograph of the deer is mixed with public domain star and planet charts – rich with mythical symbolism and greater perspectives on the universe we inhabit. The deer is also ripe with mythological and spiritual symbolism…linked to the goddess Artemis as well as inspiring gentleness, grace, agility, sacrifice..our magical and spiritual nature.
A difficult part of creating the digital collages is choosing the state that becomes a final image to print. The video allowed me to share some of the process and stages each image went though. I also enjoyed the opportunity to create something new in this video with the background of the cloud video mixed with the images and new transitional images that occur in the video process.