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Amy Delaney - March 2008
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Welcome to The Houston Literary Review
March 2008 Photography Issue

Once in a while an artist comes along such as Amy Delaney with a vision and insight that is profoundly communicated with such technical precision that science & art appear nestled within the Tao. Don't miss this opportunity to view such visual artistry. Bill Brocato, executive editor

Amy Delaney
This series of images calls our attention to composition as difference. The juxta-positions Delaney offers are many, but pay close attention to three of her main contrasts in this series: 1) the outline opposed to its components, which serve as pictorial in-formation/information inside the outline, 2) the outline (or silhoutte) opposed to the framework, which, like the outline, may also contain in-formation/information, but, unlike the outline, does not immediately signify itself as something, 3) and the singular act opposed to serial action.

Tunnel of Love
The journey.

The image is a Photoshop collage. The center compositioin consists of watercolors of Vermont landscapes scanned into Photoshop and manipulated further.  The border uses a series of flower photos as source material.
Mask Mountain
A drawn figure considers secrets rolling by Mask Mountain. The center image is a drawn figure atop a photo of a mask that has been skewed, stretched, and filled while the border was duplicated, differenced and sphere-ized until suspended 'jeweled' globes emerged.

Time Change
Delaney says, "You can count on two things after birth: death and change. ... Somehow, this image came out Dali-esque, which is odd as he is an artist I most definitely Detest!"

The center images are from pictures of European buildings scanned into Photoshop and manipulated while the border images are from clock photos likewise scanned into Photoshop and manipulated.

Processed, or Words Process Us

The center image is the drawn figure atop a hand. The text is from an early desktop publishing page we used in training at Saatchi and Saatchi advertising. The border is duplicated, differenced into bead-like strands.