David Maisel's work explores otherworldly themes featuring x-ray photographs of ethereal figures. His work successfully manages to connect the temporal world, one of science, logic and reason, with the supernatural world, one where nothing is certain, or impossible.
Maisel's work also dwells on excavated artifacts and various remnants of the past. His most recent project, History's Shadow, consists of several stunning images that were composed by digitally manipulating scientific x-ray images of ancient artifacts found in the archives of the San Francisco Asian Art Museum.
The recurring theme of excavation in this project is justified by the idea that the eras in which these artifacts come from has become invisible -- all that exists from shadows of history are the excavated artifacts.
History's Shadow by David Maisel is a Digital Exploration into the Past
1. Exploration of X-ray Art - Artists are using x-ray photographs to explore otherworldly themes and connect the temporal world with the supernatural world.
2. Digital Manipulation of Ancient Artifacts - Artists are digitally manipulating scientific x-ray images of ancient artifacts to create stunning compositions.
3. Theme of Excavation in Art - Artists are using the concept of excavation to represent the invisible eras of history through excavated artifacts.
1. Art - The art industry can incorporate the use of x-ray photography to create unique and otherworldly artworks.
2. Archaeology - The field of archaeology can leverage digital manipulation techniques to enhance the study and preservation of ancient artifacts.
3. Museums - Museums can showcase artworks and artifacts created through the exploration of x-ray photographs, attracting audiences interested in the intersection of science and art.