Deborah Hosking will speak on

"New Vision"

Digital Imagers Meeting

Sunday Nov. 4, 2004 at 1:15, Pitt Scaife Hall, Room 1102


I will talk about the recent turning point in my creative path: the loss (and subsequent replacement with a facsimile) of my eyesight, and how it has affected my work.

I will show some images of the paintings and digital collages that I was doing Before, a few drawings and some photography from the transitional period, and some recent photographic work, focusing mostly on the last category. Some of this will be covered in short Quicktime movie slideshows.

I consider "rules of composition" to be an oxymoron and pixels to be quite dispensable. I will briefly discuss these ideas, as well as the art and real world influences behind my attitudes and images. I will review or demonstrate some of the methods I use to achieve my imagery, focusing primarily on the ongoing One Hand Clapping e-mail series.


Deborah Hosking has lived, worked and exhibited in New York, Hong Kong, Paris, and Los Angeles. Now she is very happy to be back in Pittsburgh, the home of her alma mater, Carnegie Mellon University.

Primarily a painter in the past, (graduated from the painting program at CMU), in recent years she has been concentrating on digital photography and related media, using Adobe Photoshop in lieu of brushes and pigment.