This is my first attempt at creating a dot painting. I learned a lot about the amount of planning needed and the selection of supplies. After this one I spent a long time looking for a different medium, anything round I could re-purpose in some way.
This rather large piece took me several months to complete. I knew I wanted to break an image into simple forms down to the pixel. Working in computer graphics, I am fascinated by the pixel and have always wanted to use it as an element of design. Pixel art is something I find very interesting but I’ve always felt that it tends to be lifeless—some element is missing. For me, the challenge was to work with the pixel as a building block but still maintain the warmth and intimacy one gets from a piece of art. I feel that I have achieved this for there is still a strong emotional impact for me when I look at the completed piece.
A pixel (picture element) is a physical point in a raster image, or the smallest addressable element in a display device; so it is the smallest controllable element of a picture represented on the screen.
33″ by 33″