ChipScapes

ChipScapes are pictures taken of computer chips, sort of microscopic chip landscapes, or ChipScapes for short. The artwork is created by photographing a silicon computer chip using a microscope and special lighting. Silicon is a silvery gray element and not very exciting to look at. The colors in ChipScapes come from a process I use that creates a prism effect derived from special lighting that takes advantage of the layered manufacturing process of computer chips. I use different lighting, angles, and the prism effect of chips to create colorful images of an otherwise boring gray chip. I use mostly vintage microprocessor and memory chips from the 1970s and 1980s. In addition to the artwork and the chip, I also include stories about the history and importance of the chips. I use shadow box frames, canvas, and jewelry frames.

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ChipScapes

ChipScapes

ChipScapes has an educational mission to promote the history of computing technology. ChipScapes uses antique technology to produce art, education, and entertainment. ChipScape artworks have been collected by patrons and museums from around the world.