When I discovered Photoshop so many years ago, one of the first things I did was to experiment with various tools and settings. I fell in love with the gradient tool and started pairing it with different blending modes, such as Difference and Dissolve. The result was what I call "digital abstract" art.

planetary rebellion

digital abstract - Planetary Rebellion
completed: 11/2007
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS 2

Three separate abstracts are displayed together to create a unified piece. All the work was created in Photoshop, using gradients, blend modes and lighting effects.

Motion abstract - Zaar
completed: 12/2007
Software: Macromedia Flash 8

still image from a digital abstract i set to motion to Peter Gabriel's "Zaar". The full video can be seen below.


digital abstract - Planetary Rebellion
completed: 01/2015
Software: Adobe Photoshop CC 2015

In addition to gradients and blend modes, I began to experiment with filters during this period.