Saturday, October 25, 2008


This story begins with another video I made while driving around my metropolitan area. I drove from the foot of Canal Street in New Orleans and wound up in Metairie. There are all kinds of lights that show up along the way. Much of the final section, of the video, shows circles of light flashing by the camera. None of their sources are obvious. Only near the end do buildings become clear again, with a full moon in the sky.

Of all the videos I’ve made, this one was perfect for my dot theme because of the dots of light. This time I took four still shots from the video. I even printed them out to help me with my painting.

Without further ado, here is the sister painting, to the last one I discussed. I took the four videos stills and combined them when translating them into a dot painting. This painting showed me how hard it is to paint bright color dots on top of a dark background. The difficult process, for this piece, made me put off its completion until the very end of the batch.

acrylic on canvas, 5" x 5"


  1. Very cool interpretation, Mo! I liked it. :D

    I enjoyed taking the night drive with you via video too. :)

  2. daisy:

    'Glad you enjoyed the ride.

    Like the other video, the time is compressed to a shorter amount of time.

    Mo : )

  3. Very interesting! The video was kind of surreal. I was trying to make out old landmarks from my own time in Metairie, but it's not really possible w/that time lapse photography. I'm so spoiled in Abita Springs now I don't think I could ever live in Metairie again!
    The painting is a lovely product of a surreal video. Good job!

  4. lana:

    Thank you so much. : )

    The autofocus changing constantly probably adds to the surreal nature of the video. Here's to video happy accidents. : )

    Mo : )