Winter scenes

Winter Stroll [djdills 1999]

Snow chores [DJ DILLS 1998]

Winter Dance [January calendar month 2000]

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black and white collages

bxws from '96

bxws in 1996

Here’s a few more compositions from past projects [copyright DJ Dills]

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break through c.djdills

audition

audition c.djdills

 

denali [high mountain] c.djdills

denali [high mountain] c.djdills

gate c.djdills

gate c.djdills

 

onthebrink c.djdills

onthebrink c.djdills

 

The Well c.djdills

The Well c.djdills

 

post box

post box

 

cloud room

cloud room [c.djdills]

in flight

in flight [c.djdills]

on the loch

on the loch [c.djdills]

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goddess dance [djdills]

traffic jam [djdills]

laid on the line [djdills]

fortune-teller [djdills]

fortune-teller [djdills]

life cycle

life cycle [djdills]

 

Christmas scenes

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author DJ Dills Merry Christmas 2016

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Jan. calendar [2000] c.djdills

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winter ride c.dj dills

Santa has a cold but has lots of helpers

St. Nic nursing a cold has one of his helpers deliver presents

a detail of “Mithras Ride” the son of the sun and the moon and born on 25th of December 

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North Pole cave

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Ginger Bread Santa

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Sled dogs deliver [ for calendar [2000] c. dj dills

below: “Christmas Street Dance” c.dj dills

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this is more of a new year's collage - am drawn to elements that remind me of childhood

A new year’s collage featuring Father Time – Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! DJ Dills

 

illustration from 1800s

Father Time illustration from 1890s

Victorian Christmas cards

 

collage was part of the photo display for the Victorian Christmas in Elgin 2015

Assemblages were part of the photo display in the middle ages church on High Street Elgin during the Victorian Christmas 2015

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medieval feast [photos by H Hidenband] DJ Dills

medieval feast [photos by H Hidenband] DJ Dills

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Had done several art exhibits but this was my first museum installation [March '16]

Had done several art exhibits but this was my first museum installation [March – October ’16] I was asked to design another exhibit in the future. There are more materials for me to research and will announce any exhibits in the future.

BONICI and the BEATSCENE / Elgin Museum, top of the High Street, Elgin Morayshire, Scotland https://scotbeat.wordpress.com/2016/03/16/bonici-and-the-beat-scene-2/ https://scotbeat.wordpress.com/

 

 

cards and poster collage

It was 24 May 92 I took up photo-collage as an art form as an adult though had experimented with it in my teens. After my first art exhibit [Dec/92] I began excepting work creating posters beside personal projects and card-sized images for reproduction.

When I began displaying my photo-collage projects, I was going by "David Starr"

When I began displaying my photo-collage projects, I was going by “David Starr”. Mythic Sky was an instrumental group that asked me to created a CD cover.

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http://davidhelfand.com/news/album/mythic-sky/

Though commonly used from everything from illustrated a classroom project to craftwork, montage and photo-collage became an excepted art form in the 1880’s though the method of cutting and juxtaposing photo-images had been around since the early days of photography. During the American Civil War, photographer Bradley and associates would alter photography by cut and pasting faces in group photos of commanders when an officer would be replaced by another in the 1860s. When photography became affordable in general print [1920s newspapers/magazines], montage and photo-collage became a tool in advertising. The Da-Da and cubist art movement used the medium as did propagandists and advertisers.  Below are a few samples of cards and poster illustrations created whilst doing exhibitions with larger works [10×10 – 10×16″].

Tracers was a poster created for a local theatre group.

Tracers was a poster created for ACE, a popular theatre group in Oregon.

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Another illustration for ACE productions [The Secret Garden]

Another illustration for ACE productions [The Secret Garden]

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used for a birthday card

used for a birthday card

 

 

halloween card

Halloween cards

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halloween card II

Halloween card II

halloween card III

halloween card III

 

featured in HIGH TIMES Magazine, New York, NY which brought some recognition

center feature in HIGH TIMES Magazine, New York, NY

 

MoonDance was inspired by Van Morrison’s song and was used for cover of unpublished children stories

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