Category Archives: Photographic Display

From one World to another

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There is a new exhibit of art at the Barcelona Restaurant & Bar – Columbus in German Village. The imagery Larry Hamill is presenting comes from the world of abstract 3 Dimensional Space and is translated into the 2nd Dimension.

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The artwork on the walls of Barcelona is a new series of 3 dimensional imagery. In a way it is similar to aerial photography. The various shapes are created and placed on a flat white plane. The “camera” position is moved over the geometric landscape until a pleasing vantage point is selected. Low res renderings are done until the composition and light sources have a interesting visual resonance. At that time a high resolution file is rendered. 15% of the sales of this artwork will be donated to the German village Society.Barcelona_Panorama2-LR Barcelona-2Barcelona-1A different World of images is currently on display at Giuseppe’s Ritrovo Restaurant is in the city of Bexley at the corner of Drexel & Main Streets. This artwork concerns the interaction of Symmetry  and Asymmetry in older communities.

Looking Eastward on Reinhard

Looking Eastward on Reinhard

Looking Westward on Deshler

Looking Westward on Deshler

The http://frame-warehouse-online.com did a wonderful job of printing and stretching the canvases for both exhibits.

Please visit the web site of  www.larryhamill.com

The Face of Art

© Larry Hamill

Columbus: Inside Out Project – a community art event – was part of the worldwide art initiative, Inside Out.  As the brain child of artist/photographer JR, the recipient of the 2011 TED prize, the event called on participants to  express themselves through a global art project.

© Larry Hamill

In the spirit of JR’s work – as a French street artist, he uses a camera to show the world its true face by pasting photos of faces on massive canvases – portraits of volunteers at TEDx Columbus, held at COSI, were digitally captured by seven Columbus-based photographers.  TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) is a series of global conferences started by the Sapling Foundation to disseminate “ideas worth spreading.”

© Larry Hamill

TEDx events were created to further TED‘s mission, by offering local communities the opportunity to share dialogue in a setting similar to the larger conferences.

Images in Franklinton © Larry Hamill

Poster-sized portraits are displayed on community buildings in the Franklinton area and at COSI. Images at COSI will be in place for the next year.

© Larry Hamill

© Larry Hamill

© Larry Hamill

© Larry Hamill

More info can be found  @ insideoutproject.net.

New Worlds Found at Bexley Library

This past Sunday marked the opening at the Bexley Library of an exhibit of photographic prints and computer generated imagery I’ve created over the past few years.

Images shown here were created with a 3-D software program named Bryce.  Named after Bryce National Park in southern Utah where land, sky and rock formations merge, creating a near fantasy landscape, this fractal geometry software allows me to create imaginary worlds by merging shapes, planes and refracted light.

I’ve been using Bryce since its inception in 1994.  What I like about this program is that it gives me an opportunity to explore 3 dimensional forms, the relationship of elements in space and the effects of multiple light sources within that space. Being able to give shapes optical glass attributes and then project rays of light through them fascinates me.

Another technique is to create a sphere with etched glass qualities and place a spherical light source inside it. The patterns that are then projected onto other objects take on a quality that reminds me of Rune-like writing. I have titled some the prints Cuneiforbs – a variation on Cuneiform, the earliest form of writing.

Considered to be the earliest documented form of written language and expression, Cuneiform was comprised of over 500 pictographs and symbols and was invented in Mesopotamia in the 4th millennium B.C. The language continued to evolve for thousands of years as scribes used sharpened reeds to etch characters formed by arranging small wedge-shaped elements together onto clay tablets.

The piece below is the result of a natural occurrence of fractal geometry. This is the magnification of a 6-inch section of ice that formed on my studio window last February. I took five exposures of the window pane and then stitched each of those images together in Photoshop.  The end result was printed onto a 75-inch piece of canvas and then stretched over a wooden frame.

The exhibit runs through October and can be viewed during regular library hours. The exhibit also includes nature photography by Laurel Talabere.

Another Banner Year for Columbus State

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Columbus State Award Banner

Columbus State Community College, recently ranked the third largest educational institute in Ohio, recently honored teachers and staff.  As in years past, we had the opportunity to photograph the recipients, whose photos are reproduced onto six-foot high banners and displayed on campus throughout the academic year.

Through photilation, a technique of merging images with computer produced graphics, each recipient is portrayed will a background that illustrates their field of expertise.

Sudha Kolathu Parambil

Sudha Kolathu Parambil, Math Instructor

Four outstanding faculty members garnered the 2009 Distinguished Teaching Award and a staff member was named Employee of the Year at Columbus State’s annual Employee Celebration, held June 5 at Confluence Park.

The Distinguished Teaching Awards are given to faculty nominated by their students, following a classroom evaluation by a committee of master teachers. This year the awards went to Leslie Smith, professor in Mathematics; Julie Molnar, professor in Modern Languages; Gene Strickland, instructor of Integrated Media and Technology and Sudha Kolathu Parambil, adjunct faculty member in Mathematics.

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Leslie Smith, Mathematics Professor

The Employee of the Year is James Stafford, network application programmer in Information Technology.

Service Awards for employees reaching five, ten, fifteen, twenty, twenty-five and thirty years of service to the college were also given.  Adjunct faculty and part-time employees with equivalent service in quarters were also recognized.

More than 500 attended the event, which featured dinner and dancing.

Grange Insurance Embraces Community With Graphics

 Grange Display © Larry Hamill

Grange Display © Larry Hamill

Our new graphic display is now in place at the newly renovated Grange Insurance headquarters on S. Front Street in the Brewery District. The installation, which consists of a total of seven pieces, is located in the recently relocated claims office.

The curved wall, pictured above, includes photos of the Franklin County
courthouse, the sculptural gavel next to the Ohio Supreme Court, the Union
Station Arch and three shots from the new Grange addition. The diagonal and vertical elements of each photograph make this group of images work as a synergetic whole.

The seventh image, pictured below, is a 130″x 38″mural of German Village images. This single image was output on canvas and stretched over a wooden
frame, creating a frameless stand alone presence within the office space.

Grange Mural © Larry Hamill

Grange Mural © Larry Hamill

Grange Insurance selected these images to “bring a sense of community
to our new space,” said Kelly George of Grange Insurance.

Special thanks is owed Greg Moulin of idecora Wall Décor Identity for
his patented framing technology. Greg and his team offer unique display
options for corporate clients looking to establish an identity within their corporate settings.