Description: These digital landscape paintings were inspired by the hills and valleys I was surrounded by during my recent trip to Nepal, a lovely country that is known for being the home of the Himalayas and the country that I was born in. For this set, I used an interesting process called scanography which basically means using the scanner of a printer to photograph 3D objects. I scan actual plants that are collected either from my backyard or while on hike and use those as my subjects. Once I scan and upload them, I use the photograph as my palette. I alter the shapes, forms, & colors to transform them into a new image that my mind couldn’t have perceived before. So although the final works of art are digital, the process always begins in nature.
Experimenting with this medium using plants as my main source of inspiration have allowed me to notice extra details in flowers that I could bring into future paintings and it gave me a greater appreciation for the environment around me. I found that this process of creating art mimics nature in an unique way because of the growth & spontaneity of everything. It’s also the complete opposite of starting on a blank canvas. You start off with a mess which you have to organize & mold to create a story, it’s like witnessing a metamorphosis and being a part of it through art.