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"Fukushima Blues" is a work of art produced by Sam Spruce in September 2011.
This is the image reduced by 50% for display on this web page.
Fukushima Blues was created by a process of computer manipulation of a source image. The source image was produced by scanning some cling film into the computer. A strip of cling film was folded about 6 times and laid on the scanner. Although the cling film was fairly flat when the lid was shut the scan revealed a dynamic, rich and subtle pattern. This is part of the 'cling film' sequence of textures that Sam has worked on. Below are three images: the first is a reduced (14% of the size of the original) image of the whole scan and the second two are details at the resolution of the scan revealing some of the subtle differences in quality across the whole image.
The six images below are a section of the picture illustrating some of the evolutionary processes which resulted in the final piece.
Below is a 30% reduction of the full image with an area marked which is enlarged to the full resolution on the right. It reveals in detail the rich and varied textures and colours in the final picture.
As a special edition for this web site the image below is a variation of the original Fukushima Blues with an almost oil paint kind of texture applied. It is the same section as illustrated above and makes an attractive work of art in its own right.
Gifts and artefacts with the Fukushima Blues art work on them can be purchased from the shop at Zazzle. These goods are of extremely high quality and make ideal presents or items to brighten up your own life.