In the Garden

Digital images created with generative AI and edited in Lightroom, 2023.

This series is inspired by formal French gardens as well as 17th-18th century architecture and ornament. I also wanted AI to simulate the look of old engravings and etchings. The reference to this medium in my prompts influenced the subjects depicted in the generated images. Lines represent everything in graphic arts, and the world itself is made up of them in my images: curvy ones for plants, straight ones for poles, and diagonal ones for wires stretched between them.

The series also makes use of the specific artifacts of the AI "zoom out" command: symmetries and repetitions of compositional elements. This seemed appropriate given the topic of formal gardens. In some images, the initial world has been enclosed by elaborate frames that are nested inside other frames.