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Jingle-Bell Rainbow
Jingle-Bell Rainbow ©2024 Brian Goodman

THE ART

The "Chasing Light Beams – the Grateful Dead Collection" is a continuing exploration of Brian's "Solace of Space" and "Solace of Color" series of photographs that was created by Brian's need to explore alternative creative ideas and directions in his photographic works. His first piece was recreated from a seascape photograph that he had made decades earlier. He started experimenting with all of the various aspects of the image — the colors, the light, the textures, the movement. Brian became very excited as the process evolved and revealed the hidden magic in the photograph. He found motion and movement within the image that he hadn't seen before. Colors presented themselves in ways that the original seascape had only hinted at. The image directed him to explore and create, just as a musician uses notes, chords, words, and melodies to create their songs.

After that first photographic experiment, Brian began to explore other earlier images in his repertoire — landscapes, cityscapes, and seascapes. Eventually, he took the experiment on the road, trying out various ways of capturing exciting movement, color, and textural elements of the subject being captured. Like a mad scientist, he brought these images back to his studio to recreate them and bring them new life.

The "Chasing Light Beams – the Grateful Dead Collection" is an ongoing and ever-evolving process. All of the images in the "Chasing Light Beams – the Grateful Dead Collection" were captured at different Dead and Company concerts over the last several years. No two images are made using the exact same techniques, making each one unique and compelling in its own right.

The "Chasing Light Beams – the Grateful Dead Collection" images are all limited edition prints and available in multiple sizes. Each fine art print is printed by the artist in a professionally calibrated, controlled environment using archival pigment inks, and the highest quality, acid-free, 100% cotton rag fine art papers. Limited edition prints are all signed, numbered, dated, and blind-embossed with the artist's logo, and include a Certificate of Authenticity. (Please note; great care is taken to recreate the colors shown here on the web site in the production of the prints. Due to the difference in the media, i.e. monitor vs. ink on paper, slight variations can occur.)

So, throw on some tie-dye, pop in that cassette of your favorite show, crank up the volume, and enjoy your journey as you discover the "Chasing Light Beams – the Grateful Dead Collection". To quote one of my favorite lines from a Grateful Dead song, "What a long, strange trip it's been!”

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