Christmas Countdown 2018
My annual Christmas countdown this time consisted of 24 hand made images of a fairy-tale like winter town, inked on carefully selected course paper for a true hands-on feel through the entire process.
The originals where scanned in high resolution and combined into a single digital image measuring over 8.000 x 10.000 pixels. And after that divided again onto their different parts and posted on Instagram – one each for every day in December until the 24th.
The decision to work with traditional materials instead of digital tools sprung out of an urge to rediscover my roots – and try to develop the techniques I used in the past further. One of the really pleasant challenges with this project was to create basic patterns for each type of material featured in the complete image – ranging from algae and pine spruces through bricks, ice and roof tiles. It was great fun to get all the details into place.
Above, photograps of the finished originals – and below the scanned result.