Mixed media artist Bonnie Meltzer has been combining crocheted wire, reclaimed computer parts and digital photography in her work for more than two decades. The self proclaimed internet research junkie uses the internet as a major source of information for her art and explains, “The Internet has validated how I think; one thought jumps to another and another until the last thought doesn’t seem to have any relationship to the first, but the connecting thread is there.”
Somehow Meltzer is able to scramble bits and pieces of unusual materials, playing until a piece comes alive. She uses her Macintosh computer to scan the materials (computer parts, found objects, wire) into the computer and then creates a digital assemblage using Photoshop. “I can shrink the resulting plan and place it in a photo of the room,” she said. “I can enlarge the drawing, make a template for construction, then take the template to the client so they can see how it fits in the real room.”
Such fun! I’m finally getting ready to purchase a Mac (I’ve been working on a borrowed Mac for a few months…I’m almost a convert) and reading about her process has given me a few ideas…
More about Meltzer here.
Toby Goldsmith knows me so well…she sent along the link knowing it would get my wheels turning.