G-tigerclaw.com Announces Internet Publication Of First Digital Art Book - 'Codex: The Implementation of Change'

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'The Implementation of Change' is a collection of powerful iconic images digitally extrapolated from electro-photographs by artist, George Glasser. His introduction to the book and visual interpretations often leave viewers quizzically re-evaluating their perception of reality.

'The Implementation of Change' is a collection of powerful iconic images digitally extrapolated from electro-photographs by artist, George Glasser. His introduction to the book and visual interpretations often leave viewers quizzically re-evaluating their perception of reality.

Glasser reflects, "I'd been reading about Kirlian photography.* It seemed interesting, and I decided to try it out. However, the initial results were very disappointing. I wound-up with hundreds of fuzzy finger silhouettes. At first, for me, there was nothing particularly metaphysical, artistic or even interesting about the images.

"Then one day, a friend and I decided to scan an image and do several simple PhotoShop extrapolations. There was a stunning transformation. I immediately saw the potential to create some powerful iconic imagery through the digital manipulation of black and white Kirlian photography."

Glasser, chose the most interesting Kirlian image and evolved it, both metaphorically and metamorphically, then complied thirty-two of the most intriguing iconic images into 'Codex: The Implementation of Change.'

He said of the compilation, "I wanted to create a surreal story-line based in the tradition of meso-American iconography [picture writing] - however, I also wanted the interpretation of the imagery to be completely intrinsic to the individual viewer. I purposely put it in codex form [a loosely bound picture manuscript] so that people could arrange and view the images in a subjective, flexible context rather than imposing a rigid continuity.

"The collection is, more or less, a surreal adventure story that can be arranged and rearranged according to individual whims."

Glasser's art career has spanned forty-five years, from his early days in the late 1950s as an apprentice sign painter, independent film maker specialising in special effects/animation and graphic arts in the 1970s, and as a painter in the 1980s.

He says of his new found interest in digital imagery, "Having been a commercial artist, and motion picture special effects, graphics and animation designer for a good part of my life, I grasped onto the powerful, creative potential of digital art software the first time I used the PhotoShop program. It was a novel and exciting experience to create something in hours that took me months to produce before. Even more exciting are the possibilities for experimentation. Digital software offers the artist infinite creative avenues."

Presently, Glasser produces animated PowerPoint portfolios for other artists and is a freelance designer of digital imagery and graphics. He is also an internationally recognised investigative environmental journalist.

For a limited time, G-tigerclaw.com is offering a free PDF download of "Codex - The Implementation of Change" and inviting reviews from participants.

To download "Codex: The Implementation of Change" go to

http://www.g-tigerclaw.com/news.htm.

Contact:

George Glasser:

Tele: + 44 (0) 1226 350114

Website: http://www.g-tigerclaw.com/digital-graffitti.htm

Editor's Notes:

Extended Artist's biography: http://www.g-tigerclaw.com/Geo_Bio.pdf

Kirlian photography refers to a form of contact print photography, theoretically associated with high-voltage. It is named after Semyon Kirlian, who in 1939 accidentally discovered that if an object on a photographic plate is subjected to a strong electric field, an image is created on the plate.

In controversial metaphysical contexts, Kirlian photography, Kirlian energy, and so on, are sometimes referred to as just 'Kirlian'. Kirlian made controversial claims that his method showed proof of supernatural auras, said to resemble a rough outline of the object like a colourful halo.

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