So last week I posted one of my digital art projects from this past semester that featured my eye with a mechanical aperture slowly opening. My final art project also has to do with apertures...but more specifically, Aperture Laboratories from the Portal games!
I went to an antique store with my camera and took photos of a bunch of different old-school objects. Then I chose three: an iron, a kerosene stove, and a briefcase typewriter, and Photoshopped them so half looks futuristic and Portal-esque.
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The numbers are all personally significant: 81 is my favorite number, 07-01 (July 1st) is my birthday, and for those of you who are Back to the Future fans, you might recognize the last number - 1.21 gigawatts!! The small words under each number are highly scientific names for each object:
Iron: Plane-Leveling Device
Stove: Proximity Heating Mechanism
Typewriter: Alphanumeric Transcriber
This is the first time I've ever heavily edited real-life photos, and I have to say, I'm pretty happy with how they came out! Planning on heading to the antique shop again and doing more of these...it was so much fun.