The images in this gallery are primarily based on the paintings and drawings of Scottish painter, David Roberts, as reproduced by artist/lithographer Louis Haghe (1806-1885). ... Digital images of the original lithographs exist in the public domain, and these digital images are what I used to add yet another layer of collaboration in the dissemination of this beautiful art. ... Roberts did the hard work of conceiving the lines and colors of his paintings. ... Haghe did the equally hard work of translating Roberts' paintings into lithographs, which consisted of transferring the images to limestone plates by hand and printing them on paper using a special press. ... These beautiful lithographs could easily lay hidden on dusty shelves, unknown to the present era, but I (perhaps one among many) have revived them in my own way, by cleaning up some of the flaws in the public-domain digital images, enhancing or reinterpreting the colors, adding texture in some cases, and re-framing them to make them more presentable as decorations in a modern setting. ... In this instance, I am recycling art. ... Call me a worm, if you must, but worms (earthworms) enrich the soil in which fertile crops grow. ... I am, thus, a cultural earthworm, ingesting and regurgitating aged debris into nutritious, fertile ground for a new era.
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