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Howard Arkley

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Photography and New Media

Take a photo of the exterior of the house in which you live, or cut a picture from a real estate magazine or newspaper. Copy or trace the outline, reducing the image to black and white. Collage it with decorative papers or add other effects with colour and pattern.

Take a digital photo of your house. Scan in the image using a computer, and using Photoshop or an alternative program, experiment with colour and effects to create your own Arkley-like image of suburbia.

Take a series of photographs, for example of gates or doorways. Concentrate on decorative effects or repetitive patterns on the exterior of houses or other forms of architecture. Use these to create your own artwork.


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