The image captures the youthful memory of a young boy with sailboat in hand, comparing his treasured toy to the anchored island sailboat. The Caribbean water is electric in the bright noon-day sun as the waves barely kiss the sand at water's edge. The panorama speaks of island living and vacation days spent idly by the sea.
The image was created with Batiks, hand-paints, and quilt fabric. The fabrics give a softer line to the details of each aspect of the idyllic life of a youthful sailor-to-be.
Digital Artist/Graphic Designer Robin G. Morgan has long been involved in the visual arts, both as an artist, educational consultant, media developer and middle/high school teacher of Digital Arts - teaching the courses of Multimedia Design, Web Design, Informational Design, Interactive Design, Portfolio Design and Digital Publishing.
The challenge has always been to create the most realistic image, one that dares the viewer to reach out and touch each tiny detail. Using a photograph as the inspiration, Robin first selects each fabric, paying special attention to pattern, texture, space, color, light and movement. Batiks easily become a canvas as hand-painted details just seem to dance off the page. Most creations take hundred of hours...
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