Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Having watched a number of time-lapse videos on Google Video and YouTube in 2006, I decided I should make one too. I taped my camera/video camera to my driver’s window with packaging tape. Beginning at my father’s family home Uptown, I drove out to Metairie. Later I took the 10 minutes of footage and compressed it down to 2 minutes and 36 seconds.

When I made my list I knew I wanted to make a painting based on this video. So I took a still shot of the video and abstracted into a painting. Using the overall colors from the video I translated the image into dots. So now you have some idea of where this image came from - although I wasn’t as concerned about being exact in my rendering of it.

acrylic on canvas, 5" x 5"


  1. Oh wow! So cool! You are so creative, Mo. Thanks for taking me along on the ride. That was fun! I was dancing in my chair to the music from your video! I like the painting very much and the story behind it too. :D

  2. daisy:

    Thank you. I’m glad you enjoyed the ride. : )

    The music was assembled from sounds provided by Apple’s application Garage Band It is one of the applications included in iLife. Look for a similar painting based on a drive at night.

    Mo : )

  3. Interesting. You take your inspiration from so many different things!

  4. lana:

    I really enjoy finding new ways to generate imagery.

    Mo : )