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This multi-exposure abstract photo-art was created as part of my experimentation on taking photography into different realms. This abstract composition is made up of nine different photographs of many facets of the street art sculpture "Il Grande Disco" by Arnaldo Pomodoro.
Arnaldo's sculpture is displayed in, literally, the heart of Charlotte, NC. It is an ode to industrialism. I interpreted his sculpture to reflect the heart of the city and the haphazard urban growth and development it is seeing. The original sculpture's copper-feel gave me the idea to give this image a grungy-patina. This color to me reflects money. The bricks & gear-teeth depict the infrastructure and engineering. The intersecting of these bricks and gear-teeth depict the haphazardness of this growth and development. I further pixaleted the image to depict technology (this slight pixelation is not visible in the small preview here). This way, I tried to convey the forces of money, engineering and technology that fuel this growth.
This abstract photo-art was printed in 18x24 size and is currently on display at "The Light Factory" in Charlotte, NC and will be there till September 12th. This image has also been selected by the gallery among the very few pieces that they'd like to use in their annual auction (of course with my permission). The proceeds from this auction go towards supporting their photography and film educational and outreach programs.
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