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1986 02

2009

Altered found image

592 x 480 pixels

 

I heard on the radio this morning today was the 25th anniversary of the Challenger Disaster. I figured I would throw this up today, not only for the commemoration, but also as a tribute to my fellow artist and friend Jason Kofke, who was very much influenced by this disaster, which he witnessed on television as a young boy.

 

The base image for this piece was found on google, crushed down to the approximate dimensions of a cut scene from a video game, and then recolored pixel by pixel. The resulting image was then accidentally pasted into a color-indexed PNG file, which resulted in the odd dithering you see. I would like to know how to do this myself, so if anyone (Max Capacity? Do you know?) could tell me that would be great. Otherwise, I'll just have to keep filtering these through my existing png images.

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Taken on January 28, 2011