It is a fairly recent project, ambitious, yet of a short term nature. My original goal was to create an ethereal golden gateway image, derived from a specific abstract image from my Abstract Image series, Abstract Image 1674, which I later gave the more specific title, “Agape: The Lovers”. Creatively utilizing various filtering and layering effects, I initially created 12 different variations off of that image, Abstract Image 1833 through Abstract Image 1844, which now have the specific titles of “Golden Gateway Experiment 1” through “Golden Gateway Experiment 12”, then later I added another 12 to the total series of 24 images, Abstract Image 2211 through Abstract Image 2222, now known as “Golden Gateway Experiment 13” through “Golden Gateway Experiment 24”. Ironically my original goal for creating the ethereal golden gateway was achieved rather early in the project, with the forth experiment, Abstract Image 1836, also known as “Golden Gateway Experiment 4”, but I felt the desire to see just how much further I could take the many different variations that could be derived from that original image. I probably could have created more of these, but I felt I might be stretching it a bit with 24. I very recently completed the process of applying these 24 images to various products at my Zazzle Art Store. That itself turned out to be a project of several weeks. I have now applied all of these images, as well as the Golden Gateway Experiment Expanded derived from Golden Gateway Experiment 4, to the art print poster product, the custom 12” by 12” art print poster, and the wrapped canvas prints. In time, I will likely apply these to other Zazzle products.
To follow is a small gallery of the Golden Gateway Experiment. Enjoy: Golden Gateway Experiment Gallery