Walters has had a Busy Fall
Bruce Walters has had a busy fall. Both Halloween Flight and Vultus: Projected Animation of Masks were on display in Dixon, IL from October 6 through October 30.
There were eight different projections of the Vultus in downtown Dixon including a rear-projection through front store windows projected on the whole sides of several prominent buildings including the hospital! Several of the Dixon business owners were very enthused about participating in the event.
Walters has worked with the Figge Museum’s staff for several months to display Faces from the Figge in the entrance to the Figge Art Museum from October to December. Faces from the Figge is an animation video which is being shown on two 16 x 22 foot walls at the entrance to the Figge.
Faces from the Figge
October 18-December 18, 2011
Video Animation, 2011
Faces from the Figge is a video animation of faces selected from the Figge Art Museum’s collection of paintings, prints, photographs and sculptures. Some of the faces are young, some old. Some are celebrities, some unknown. They are, in turn, solemn, humorous, frightening, welcoming, introspective, friendly, intimidating and beautiful. Though some are separated by centuries and some by continents, they collectively form a persistent, single face.
Working from digitized photographs, the images were scaled and centered in Adobe Photoshop so that the faces— especially the eyes—would be placed consistently when put into an animated sequence. After the background was eliminated, the images were desaturated and the value contrast exaggerated. iMovie was used to assemble and edit the video. The sound track, “A Walk through the Museum” was made in GarageBand with multiple tracks using a keyboard, instrument loops and recorded sounds.
Photoshop, iMovie and GarageBand are computer applications.
And Walters has even had time to author two more Art in Plain Sight articles for the River Cities Reader.
Art in Plain Sight: Nature Spiral