Camera Lucida Included in Old PaintingNovember 9, 2016

Awhile back I attended the NeoLucida workshop at Manifest. I remember photographing the sample of the camera lucida that the presenter had which was often advertised in comic books. I remember that ad fondly – I always thought it was a scam or fraud. I took a photo of the box it came in to remember the advertising on it.

I was recently looking through some old slides of artwork that I had and remembered that I had actually completed a painting that was derived from these old comic book ads. So I looked through a lot of slides and found the painting. I scanned it and included it below along with the photo of the box that I recently took. The painting was titled, “Tracing a Fire”. Amazing how you kinda forget a lot of what you have created until something you see triggers it.



“Tracing a Fire” acrylic paint on canvas © David Hartz