Creating visuals for an art installation can mean many different things.
For the Gorgeous art installation, I used mostly frame-by-frame animation. Each frame created in Photoshop (27 frames a second). Combining the photography of Bart Peeters - I deconstructed the images in multilayers. Each layer reveals the newer self. The more understood. The more exposed.
The initial years of web design were exciting design times. As a young designer, I was exploring different methods for deploying online content. Even before Flash – the creative curve was already very high. There were no design rules for website design – web standards were not on the table. In fact, almost no-one was at the table.
Those initial years were a testing playground without users. Media Rich Content was loaded, tested, and achieved without anyone interacting with the content. Before YouTube – Connection speeds and limited deployment tools made sharing video content.
Web Design Crosseye Graphics
The website was one large graphic. That was cut into small pieces and loaded into a table from the server. The process could be streamlined to be quite fast. Then users arrived at the internet, and the design of websites changed.
The photos were later pieced together in Photoshop to create a short string of motion. The idea of jumping on a plane, and heading off. All quite easy to do.
But sometimes those plane flights are different. Sometimes, they only go one way. The homeward bound flight when a home is away from home. That is this flight. The flight when I left Ireland. The animated GIF’s capture and repeat forever that moment – the moment I left. Like most days in Ireland, the sky is low and heavy with clouds. The dense darkness engulfs a few of the frames.
Clouds so thick they block the light, leaving you in darkness.
Photography created for the Crosseyed Graphics website. Set up in the early days of the internet. I built the site with HTML.
Due to slow connection speeds, the background photography was sliced into hundreds of small tiles. The small tiles would reduce bottlenecking the server while creating an interesting loading pattern for the viewer.