Scanography

cmon-eddie-by-maureen-williams
COLLAGE TAXONOMY

Technology for an Immersive Collage Experience

The Collage Taxonomy Project is an ongoing survey of the wider collage community that attempts to define the language we use to talk about collage. Visit the project’s website to suggest words or contribute definitions.

Let’s talk about scanography. This art form uses the unique technology of a scanner to make an image. Unlike digital cameras that use a variable diaphragm to focus light and collect an image, scanners shine a light on its subject and use a series of mirrors and lenses to direct the image onto a photosensitive element that translates it into digital information. This trades depth of field for optical resolution and three-dimensionality. The result is highly detailed and scalable. The concept comes to us from Maureen Williams, an artist and gallerist in Yreka, California, who has included scanography in her practice for many years now.

In Kolaj #19, Ric Kasini Kadour explores the idea of Collage Painting and discusses Williams’ artwork. To read the full article, Subscribe or Get a Copy of the print magazine.

The Collage Taxonomy Project is an ongoing survey of the wider collage community that attempts to define the language we use to talk about collage. Visit the project’s website to suggest words or contribute definitions.

ABOUT MAUREEN WILLIAMS
Originally from Chicago, Maureen Williams has a BFA in photography and a BS in psychology. After a stint as a gallery owner in Eugene, Oregon, Williams now lives and works in Yreka, California, where she is the vice president of the board of directors of Liberty Arts Gallery. You can see more of Williams’ collage, scanography, and molaroids at www.thevoyeurgallery.com.

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C’mon Eddie, its Time to Go Now
by Maureen Williams