The Stoltzfus Digital Abstract Art Product Information
Your selection of our Digital Abstract Art will be printed on Premium Quality Genuine Artist Canvas and mounted in a gallery wrap style with a finished back; this gives each piece a classic texture and distinctive artistic look. Every gallery wrap comes with a sturdy, black backer board, no staples for a perfectly clean look. Hanging hardware is pre-installed.
Your canvas will always look as tight and flat as the day it was made. Every frame is built with a solid face to support the canvas and keep it from deforming and loosening.
No bulge. A uniquely professional finish.
Pigment based inks for exceptional fade resistance. Our eight-color inkset provides a vibrant gamut and accurate color resolution.
Every canvas print is finished off with our clear acrylic coating, providing a very scratch resistant protective layer with a satin luster.
Abstract paintings have always caught my eye, rather than people, places and things etc.. For me an Abstract Art piece has more of a mystery and an enchantment to it than other art, such as people or places, you know what it is. Abstract is a feeling and moods are conveyed from an inner power that is beyond anything. I still have a deep admiration and appreciation to all the people that can paint vivid feathers on ducks and hair on dogs etc… In other words, a fantastic precision that I sometimes envy.
My pieces of Digital Abstract Art are computer generated, (For me, I know, “True” art is still done oil on canvas and no, my work isn’t done in Photo Shop). What brings out the color and detail with these pieces is the transparency of the components that I am working with. It is almost impossible to recreate a scene from scratch.
I have worked in the Metal Fabrication business since 1985 and started Designing & Selling Equipment in 1990 for various companies. I have used a 3d Modeling Program called SolidWorks, since 1997. It was only in March of this year that I have been introduced to using SolidWorks as a tool to create Digital Abstract Art, from there I went totally nuts, is putting it mildly. It didn’t stop till I tried a bunch of different techniques and processes and almost a hundred pcs.
The process is this, I create a part or take a part from a library and change the materials and colors, then insert that into an assembly file and create patterns either mostly circular and some linear patterns, this creates a scene, then I need to work on the colors and lighting, this could evolve in 30 minutes or a day. Some of pictures that I uploaded were made with the base part called the “Twisted Sister”, I also have a photo rendering of the “Twisted Sister” model in my photo album, which is the closest thing to a Sister I’ll ever get, I have all brothers . The amazing and scary part is that nothing looked good that day except pink, oh well, it is all about moods. One part can produce many assemblies and the assemblies can create an unlimited amount of scenes and almost all of them are a close up shot. The unique thing about art for me is the fact that the outcome is totally dependent on my moods, normally the pieces are light, either yellows, blues or greens, however I have done a few pieces where I was upset and all that came out was dark colors and I only noticed this after I was done, oh these are all dark.
There were a few people that asked me to explain the process of the Digital Abstract Art that I create. To replicate my stuff, first of all you need a 3d Mechanical Design Software called SolidWorks see: www.solidworks.com , which costs around $4,000 for the basic software and to $8,000 dollars for the premium version. Plus a yearly subscription fee of $1,400.00 for tech support and all the releases throughout the year. On top of that you need a $2,500 to $3,000 computer, with a 24 to 27” screen. As you can see before you can create a single screen capture your $10,000 grand in the hole. The best way I can explain the process is too compare it to photography, in some cases the photography scenes are created, by setting the focal object a certain way, however in most cases it’s capturing a scene that is provided by buildings, nature, or acts. What I do is either create a part, which consists of generating a profile sketch of the object and extruding it to certain thicknesses or finding a model online at different sites such as www.grabcad.com or www.3dcontentcentral.com or my own library which consists of thousands of items. Each component has an option of adding a material characteristic such as metal, plastic, glass, water or grass, plus many more selections. On top of that I can add additional patterns or photos onto the surface and then to finish it off I normally make everything transparent or partially transparent. For example; “The Foreign Language” scene was captured by starting with a 3d model of a hammer and an anvil, which you can’t find any resemblance of either, it is all about part manipulation.
Then I place the item in an assembly to where I can add one or more of the same or different components. These initial items are then patterned either linear or circular, which creates the depth, vivid colors and the color fade. If the assembly is not saved at a certain spot as soon as you move a fraction the scene changes, so it is almost impossible for me to recreate two scenes exactly alike. After all that is done now I need to search and search and search, zoom in zoom out, rotate, etc….. Awe, there it is, then its save as. This save as can take up to a few hours of computer cranking because of the high setting on the DPI, this allows me to take the picture and have it printed in a very large format, without the choppy edges, that is noticeable in a low dpi.
So there you go, it can be a simple process, and then again I can struggle at it for days, that is why I ride the wave of calm to an unbelievable storm, it is a constant battle to avoid tunnel vision, so sometimes I need to walk away from it and do no art for weeks. It goes like a wave, calm and then on to a storm that is absolutely crazy. I have just been trying to get a portfolio together so once an opportunity comes for an outlet I have stuff. It has been a huge challenge to keep my prospective in life with this ride Have a wonderful day,