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Artist: Owen Ransen,
featured web artist is Owen Ransen
of repliGATOR, a stunning program
that offers up surprising effects with each mouse click. Over the years,
Ransen has placed his art in gallery competitons and won rave reviews.
We add to these here.
Sleepy Clock is an interactive sculpture, a clock which sleeps,
stays with its tired hands at 6:30 until it hears someone nearby, when
it bursts into life, moving its hands to the correct time and chiming
in its own demented way.
The Sleepy Clock was exhibited
at the Biennale di Venezia in 1997, at the Unimplosive Art Exhibition,
directed by Carmelo Strano.
by Owen Ransen
by Owen Ransen,
art site describes his amazing art transformation software: repliGATOR.
started off life as an Image Idea Generator, and evolved quietly over time
as Ransen gathered inspiration from nature and his ever-active mind.
The free 30 day version is available for download at his site.
Ransen finds inspiration as
an artist in an eclectic mix of human experiences. He lists, in no particular
order, these sources:
*) Direct communication
*) J S Bach (music)
*) No discussion (silence
*) Obvious enthusiasm
Even in his childhood, Ransen
wanted to get computers to transform art images. For Ransen,
computer generation was a natural calling which could combine his aesthetic
and scientific talents. He day-dreamed about what computers could do long
before before fractal programs arrived on the scene.
Later in life, as a Computer
Aided Design consultant, Ransen gained the knowledge to pursue his dream
and make repliGATOR a reality. When he started to play with Paint Shop
Pro and some plug-ins he realized that he could design an even more creative
and easier way to transform images -- which could be used to spark
imagination and playfulness.
As little as 18 months ago,
repliGATOR was born as an easy to use graphics effects program for
the mouse-challenged artist. Now repliGATOR invades Ransen's free
time, because when he see a natural phenomenon (stones, trees, the sky,
etc) he begins to think how to integrate that into repliGATOR. He welcomes
these inspiring moments as others before; repliGATOR evolves in these moments.
Ransen offers these word of
encouragement to artists on the web:
Edward de Bono's books on lateral thinking.
sudden surprising gifts from nowhere."
(From the Cyber Art Web Master:
I found the RepliGATOR site only after much searching and I was so elated
to find such a creative source that I decided I had to find a way to share
it with my fellow artists on the net. That was the first of many
inspirations for creating The Cyber Art Web Ring.)
- A Great Month for Artists on the Web
one month, the artists of the Cyber Art Web Ring have created a generous
pool of knowledge and laughter for us to draw from.
visit July's new members, where you can learn about making money from your
art at Bennecelli's
Portrait Studio, or take some art lessons from The
East Central High Art Studio, or laugh with Grumpa
and with Art Faux, explore
your dark side with The
Darkness Visit the minimalist art of the Realm
of the Mohawk, Modlbella's
fashion illustrations, Kalazar's
amazing graphic art. These are just a sampling of The Cyber Art Web
Ring's new members.
The Cyber Art Web Ring is hosted
by Fortune City, a free web site
hosting service and a great place to put your art gallery. Fortune City
has a huge community of artists and many unique services to offer.