The Atlas Of Dreams - Color Plate 97/98 - alternate version
Incorporates images from Gus Maier and a 19th century engraving from a Dover collection.
So, this image is a bit of a unique occurrence in The Atlas Of Dreams... I really liked the engraving that I had used for Color Plate 97. In fact, I had liked it so much I had first tried to use it in Color Plate 96, but it just didn't work there. Frustrated, I then I tried to use that engraving in Color Plate 97, where it worked quite well. Then a week or so went by in which I didn't do any work on the Atlas. When I picked up work again, I had forgotten all about Color Plate 97, and once again set out to make that engraving work, this time with a new companion layer. After several hours of messing around in Photoshop, I had something I was very happy with. I printed it out, laid it next to the other proofs on my dining room table, and admired it... then my eyes shifted left and saw Color Plate 97 lying next to my new print... When I realized what I had done, I decided to write my new print off as a goof and got work on Color Plate 98. When THAT print was done, I was also very happy with it. But the next day, looking at all the proofs, I decided I liked the goof too much to abandon it. So with the b&w version of Color Plate 97, here are four variations on two themes, entwined...