Bone Idol is the result of Chris Orr’s fascination with the manipulation of digital images as art forms.
Orr obsessively scans and photographs a chosen object to achieve optimum light and shade, revealing previously unrecognised terrains through the ensuing layers of digitised form.
The object is rinsed, saturated and drowned in colour before being blanketed in a collage of decorative stencils and architectural motifs. The result is a carnivalised catacomb of cranial confections; Bone Idol.
Image: Chris Orr, Sun Shone, 2015, digital manipulation on rag, 1000mm x 800 mm