Surrealism Artist Statement: A Senior Surreal Photo by Talya Abkowitz (2016)
My surrealism art is based on multiple dreams that I have had. In my first dream I saw these trees overarching a pathway. In my second dream I just saw puzzle pieces falling from the sky. The story behind this is that there are many pieces of our lives and they will eventually all fall together. The puzzle pieces are representative of every aspect of your life and how things can and will change.
I used Adobe Photoshop to create this piece. I used the liquidation filter to get the puzzle pieces to droop down like they were melting. My HDR photo is the black and white background image. My foreground image is weeds that I cropped from a different picture I took and I applied a filter to make them a different color than the original. The background is blurred and rounded in the middle to give the illusion of a dreamy scene.