Ghost In The Machine

Ghost In The Machine

 

H - 48" x W - 48"

All Digital Paintings in series are pigment ink on Archival paper

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The "Ghost" in the machine represents all of us who rage against the machine and are the hope for a better world for all the inhabitants of this glorious planet we call home.

My process, I start by sitting in front of a computer screen staring. When the inertia lifts I pick up my mouse and start to paint freehand. At times I paint with my eyes closed in the automatic painting style of the Surrealists. Sometimes like the French artist Andre Masson 1896–1987 who used pen and paper, I let my mouse travel rapidly across my work table without conscious control of what I am creating on the screen creating, "Automatic Drawings". Other times my movements are very calculated and mathematical.  Some of my paintings take over 100 hours to complete. For me digital painting is akin to being in front of an easel except no toxic chemicals are involved.  

How A Humming Bird See The World

How A Humming Bird See The World

H -48" x W - 48"

Series: "THINK"

Humans have three cones in their eyes that determine how they see color. Humming Birds have five one can only imagine how spectacular the world they see must be.

Digital Painting pigment ink on Archival paper

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Homage to the Prometheus Tree

Homage to the Prometheus Tree

H - 48" x W - 48"

Series: "THINK"

The tree, called Prometheus, took root at the dawn of the Bronze Age, centuries before the ancient Egyptians began construction on the pyramids at Giza. It outlasted the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, European colonialism, the Mexican-American War and the creation of the atom bomb. But it didn't survive the chainsaw that felled it on Aug. 7, 1964, at the request of a scientist who wanted to study the tree's rings.

 

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Black Holes and Gravitational Waves

Black Holes and Gravitational Waves

H -48" x W - 48"

Series: "THINK"

Gravitational waves were predicted by Albert Einstein in 1918, as part of his theory of general relativity. Finding them would confirm a big part of that theory and would also be the first step toward a new way of observing the cosmos. Black holes and neutron stars are too dim to be seen by modern telescopes, but researchers might be able to measure the gravitational waves they produce. 

On the 100 anniversary of Einstein's Theory of Relativity, scientists say they have proven the existence of gravitational waves the ripples in space-time that stem from objects moving throughout the Universe. This is a major scientific break through.

"Rocket Man"

"Rocket Man"

H - 48" x W - 48"

Series: "THINK"

Digital Painting

 

Requiem for Rocket Man

Requiem for Rocket Man

H - 48" x W - 48"

Series: THINK

Digital Painting

I'm a rocket man
Rocket man
Burnin' out this fuse
Up here alone

Songwriters: ELTON JOHN, BERNARD J.P. TAUPIN

Rocket Man lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

 

 

"Fishing on Elysium" H  48" x W  48"

"Fishing on Elysium" H 48" x W 48"

This digital painting is part of the, "Other Worlds" series which reference my lifetime fascination with exploring the infinite possibilities of parallel universes and what their worlds and the beings that populate them might look like. I'll always remember reading the Dr Zeus book, "Horton Hears a Who" to my daughter Kim and thinking this is how I see myself, an incalculably minute being living on a spinning orb in the middle of unfathomable darkness in the vastness of space. As a child I often wondered why I never fell off, that was before I learned about gravity. My hopes are that the viewers of this series might themselves be inspired to ponder the infinite possibilities afforded to all sentient beings and wonder who's out there and what are they doing.

The Tzar's Egg H 44" x W 60"

The Tzar's Egg H 44" x W 60"

Digital Painting

"The Tzar's Egg" references, Tzar's Nicholas II the last Emperor of Russia and his tradition of presenting his wife Alexandra Feodorovna with priceless Faberge eggs for all important occasions.

 

Mathematical Abstraction H 50" x W 72"

Mathematical Abstraction H 50" x W 72"

Digital Painting

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Black Hole H  28" x W  84"

Black Hole H 28" x W 84"

Digital Painting

Series: "Other World's"

Inside the Matrix of Things

Inside the Matrix of Things

H - 72" x W - 65"

Digital Painting

Waterfall H 96" x W 44"

Waterfall H 96" x W 44"

Digital Painting

Inspired by the waterfall in Tahquitz Canyon Palm Springs California

Earth's Echos H 40 x W  60"

Earth's Echos H 40 x W 60"

Digital Painting

Series: "Other World's"

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The 9th Dimension H 36" x W 108"

The 9th Dimension H 36" x W 108"

Digital Painting

Series: Other Worlds

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"Harmonic Convergence" H 40" x W 60"

"Harmonic Convergence" H 40" x W 60"

Series: Other Worlds"

Digital Painting

Road Map Keplar-22b H 40" x W 60"

Road Map Keplar-22b H 40" x W 60"

Series: "Other Worlds"

Digital Painting

Kepler-22b is the first extra-solar planet, or exoplanet, that the Kepler Space Telescope found in the habitable zone of its star. It is believed to be a promising spot to search for life.

Announced in 2011, the planet is estimated at 2.4 times larger in diameter in Earth, with a comfortable average surface temperature of 72 degrees Fahrenheit (22 degrees Celsius).

"Paris Rising" H 48" x W 62"

"Paris Rising" H 48" x W 62"

Digital Painting

Tribute and in solidarity with all Parisians after the horrific terrorist attack November 13th 2016. "We are all Parisians"

Dragon's Footprint H 45" x W 60"

Dragon's Footprint H 45" x W 60"

Digital Painting

Pigment inks on archival paper

"Lake Keplar 452b" H 48" x W 57"

"Lake Keplar 452b" H 48" x W 57"

Series: "Other Worlds"

Digital Painting

Metamorphosis of an Orb H 56" x W 48"

Metamorphosis of an Orb H 56" x W 48"

Digital Painting

 Negative space within a solid breaking free.

The Wave H 47" x W 60

The Wave H 47" x W 60

Digital Painting pigment ink on archival paper

Walking Fish H 48" x W 43"

Walking Fish H 48" x W 43"

Digital Painting, pigment ink on archival paper

Jellyfish Mariana Trench H 54" x W 34"

Jellyfish Mariana Trench H 54" x W 34"

Digital Painting, pigment ink on archival paper

The Mariana Trench is the deepest part of the world's oceans. It is located in the western Pacific Ocean, an average of 200 kilometers (124 mi) to the east of the Mariana Islands, in the Western Pacific East of Philippines.

Night and Day H  40" x W  60"

Night and Day H 40" x W 60"

Digital Painting, pigment ink on archival paper

When Robots Dream H 38.5" x W 84"

When Robots Dream H 38.5" x W 84"

Digital Painting pigment ink archival paper

Natalie

Natalie

H - 61" x W - 45"

Digital Painting

 

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Ovid on Stand H 40" x w 52"

Ovid on Stand H 40" x w 52"

 

Digital Painting

 

©2015 Elaine Sigwald

The Tsar's Egg

The Tsar's Egg

H - 60" x W - 40"

Digital Painting

 

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OZ  H - 42" x W - 52"

OZ H - 42" x W - 52"

H - 40" x W - 60"

Digital Painting

 

©2015 Elaine Sigwald

Rhombus

Rhombus

Digital Painting

 

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Visage H  63" x W  50"

Visage H 63" x W 50"

Digital Painting

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Curtain Call

Curtain Call

H - 50" x W - 48"

Digital Painting

 

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Van Gogh's Shoes

Van Gogh's Shoes

H - 40" x W - 60"

Digital Painting

 

©2015 Elaine Sigwald

The Tempest

The Tempest

H - 48" x W - 72"

Digital Painting

 

©2015 Elaine Sigwald

Yin Yang

Yin Yang

Each image H - 45' x W - 33"

Digital Painting

 

©2015 Elaine Sigwald