Electric Visions, Analog Constructs: Art by Tom Swiss
My path into art was computer programming: I've been interested in what computers can do to images since I started POKEing random numbers into the video memory of my TRS-80 Color Computer in the early 1980s. Digital processing allows me to combine the immediate composition of a photo or found image with later experiments in color and focus in ways that suggest the transformation of vision and thought.
From there I've expanded into more traditional photography, mixed media combining photographic and other media, and occasional forays into primitive/"visionary" drawing, painting, and other work.
Below are previews of some of my digital artwork, and photos of some works in other media.
Hand-signed, limited edition (generally 12 per piece) prints of digital works are available; unmatted prints (on 8½″ × 11″ photo paper) are $15 + shipping.
Some matted prints are also available. Custom matting may be available for an additional fee.
Please contact me at for details if you're interested in purchasing any of these pieces.
Copyright Tom Swiss. All rights reserved. (For now. There will be a Creative Commons thing when I figure out what's appopriate.)
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Bmore Psychedelic 1
This series of images is based on a photo of Baltimore at night taken from space...tip of the pixels to NASA.
Spectres and Masks
Based on an image from Popular Science seen here. To the best of my determination the original image is now in the public domain.