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Ruth Fleishman
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artist's statement | technical statement | process



technical statement

These pictures are a selection of source material used to make the interfaces from my CDROM !OINK. Some are PhotoShop layers that make up the final image for each interface.

These images give a feel for the way in which I use a range of imagery and source material that is very diverse. I then collaborate and integrate it, so it will work harmoniously together. Sometimes my sources include paper constructions, digital photographs, previous unrelated drawings, collage, digital imaging and scanned objects.
Unused images often make their way to other projects or become source material themselves, adding to my ever expanding resource collection. This is the most vital aspect to my working process. I am an eager collector and hoarder of imagery and objects that usually lend themselves to use at a later date. I usually don"t have a specific purpose in mind for this content. I collect these source materials with an instinct for what will integrate well with other source materials I have collected despite their apparent differences.

When I am making interactive work, this type of documentation sits close to my computer. There are also screen grabs of other interfaces still in progress. Having a range of the images at hand allows me to get an idea of how the project is coming together as a whole and I can make sure there is continuity with all screens.

Technically, I use Photoshop and Director, a scanner, digital camera and a PC.