The Piano Has Been Drinking

Photographic digital art composited on dye infused aluminum.

Edition: 5/25


20″ x 30″

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After years of recording the world with his camera, Wendell Shinn now finds himself drawn back to earlier days of creating images and abstractions from life’s absurdities. He shapes dreamlike worlds instilled with the whispers of Disney and Dali. The call of the Yellow Brick Road grows strong and he follows the path. With Photoshop he uses new tools that allow him to extend his fantasy worlds with more exactitude. He has renewed interest in those mundane things encountered but left unexamined. A lifetime of experience and photography furnishes a trove of images with new possibilities. Now that song by Tom Waits morphs into a new composition, it layers with flights of ravens and calls of seagulls. All mingle with childhood memories and find their place in Wendell’s images. Dreamscapes offer new ways to stitch the world into panoramas seen from birds’ or worms’ eye view; just different ways to alter one’s perception of the universe. Join him where Disney and Dali beckon us.


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