'a million tiny truths' is an A1 sequence created in pen & ink sourced from 3000 low resolution web images to investigate and meld the boundaries of comic, graphic, photo realistic and abstract art. The sequence explores concepts of originality, production, and reproduction and the generation of meaning in the eye, in the image, and in its reception, interpretation and transmission. The overarching subject theme is of conformity and non conformity.
The final installation was presented on 4 double sided printed A1 canvases with the original and negative images printed on either side in high gloss poster format suspended from the ceiling by wires and rotated by motor.
The pen and ink technique uses a form of pointillism or stippling. Apparently photo realistic images are made up from a combination of stark graphic slices intermixed with naturalistic shading and textures. These textures are actually made up from abstract stippled shapes. These images are simultaneously purely abstract and wholly realistic. A breakout of the details of the main images is available here. radical ant on instagram displays sequenced photographs of the gradual production of each picture.
The sequence is available in A1 (23.4 X 33.1 inches) and A3 (11.7 x 16.5 inches) sizes in signed limited editions (print run of 75) with certificates of authenticity in gloss, matt, original and negative versions; as an A1 or A3 gloss poster, as a pack of postcards, or in the radical ant t-shirt range.