All The Stones – Digital Collage

In December 2018, I was invited to share a new digital collage piece on the website, Person-Centred Care Education, at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.

Note on the artwork: All the stones is a digital collage by Bryn Ludlow. Bryn Ludlow is an artist and PhD candidate (ABD) in the York and Ryerson Joint Program in Communication and Culture at York University. She is interested in exploring the cross-pollination of the arts and health in technology and communication studies. 

Artist’s statement: “This is a digital collage of two abstract acrylic paintings that I painted with my feet, and a vector illustration of a human figure. I started painting with my feet in 2007 as an alternative artistic approach to traditional forms of mindfulness for recovery from PTSD.”

To create this banner, I combined two digital photographs of paintings that I created with my feet, and a vector graphic illustration that I created with Adobe Illustrator. In Adobe Photoshop, I created a paintbrush of the vector graphic (a “brush preset”) and stamped it on one of the pieces. Then, I erased the contents of the vector stamp, and added a second layer behind that layer with the other painting. The result was this digital collage, that shows the outline of the vector illustration with the paintings.

If interested to learn how to make paintbrushes in Adobe Photoshop, from vector graphics created in Adobe Illustrator, you can read about the method on this blog post:

Thanks Drs. Richardson and Kuper for this amazing opportunity to share my work with you, and the program!