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Albert Bierstadt was a painter who created collage-like landscapes of the american west.   Check out this map of his trip.

The work Bierstadt1.gif references the work of painter Albert Bierstadt who was
an outspoken promoter of the notion of Manifest Destiny, he created heavily
constructed landscape paintings of the American west, I created this work by
animating movement into a Bierstadt painting and then compositing several
video files into the image. The image is a looping set of 125 frames made to
playback in the heavily dithered and pixilated web format of a .GIF file

The full-sized version of this gif is going to be installed on a monitor in the new Neiman Center at the School of The Art Institute of Chicago!


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