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A WORLD OF DIGITAL MANIPULATION

ChogImagine a world where you could cross real chickens with Pomeranians without raising eyebrows at the FDA. Imagine a world where you could move an entire ski resort to the edge of the sea or build Peruvian ruins in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. Imagine a world where you could put briefs on the pelican or make a cowboy ride a giraffe or place an entire herd of giraffes in a high mountain village.

If you can imagine it, MaryJoy Martin, also known in the art world as MerryJoy, can create it. Before Digital (B.D.) Martin was manipulating photos by the cut-and-paste method, creating art, logos, cartoons, and surreal locations. With the dawn of the Digital Age (D.A.) the possibilities expanded like the Milky Way and Martin's digital work went global.

She calls this work Pixelations, a word that ties the pixel with elation. As she explains: “Pixelations are the celebration of imagination, a magic melding of art and photography in this age of the Megapixel.”

ChogsMillions of people create art photos, cartoons, and other works this way, each person generating images unique to his or her imagination. Martin's weird and fantastical imagination spawns compositions and designs from the ridiculous to the sublime, the glorious to the sinister, the magical to the monstrous, the totally madcap to the impossibly absurd.

Martin's Pixelations have been published in a number of periodicals, most frequently in the San Juan Horseshoe since 1986 (B.D.) and online. Since 1999 (D.A.) she has designed digital logos and advertising art for businesses, covers for books, greeting cards, cartoons, music labels, story illustrations and digital wall art. Now and then she tosses a few digital manipulations in for the government… without permission: political cartooning in the Digital Age is a feast for the creator.
Terry Carlson




Samples of Martin's Pixelations follow. All work is copyrighted by the artist. Please obtain written permission from the artist or her representatives before using images.



Hairy and Scary
Martin's unique dancing women featured in the San Juan Horseshoe story,
Benefit Dance Performance Reaps Millions
under one of her pseudonyms, Julio Hamish Gonzalez y MacPerez, Summer 2013 issue, might give one pause, but these ladies can deliver... nightmares!

Sisters

Rock Squirrels
ROCK SQUIRRELS


MaryJoy Martin
MOONLIGHT SONATA


Oscar Wilde by MaryJoy Martin
“I want my food dead. Not sick, not dying. Dead.”
— Oscar Wilde


MerryJoy
SUMMER SOLSTICE


MerryJoy
SUMMER SOLSTICE II


MerryJoy
ARCHAEOLOGICAL DISCOVERY IN THE SAN JUANS


MerryJoy
ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE IN THE SAN JUANS


MerryJoy
MOUSE PIANO BAR


GREETING CARD
MUSICAL RODENT GREETING CARD


Rustication by MerryJoy
RUSTICATION


\Roman Umpire
ROMAN UMPIRE


Greetings card
HALLOWEEN GREETING CARD—FOUR BROTHERS


ghost
THE CRYPT


Hammock
HORSESHOE HAM–MOCK


blind mice
BLIND MICE POLITICAL ADVISERS


ducks
MORNING FLIGHT


dragonfly by MerryJoy
DRAGONFLY MAGIC


Crested Butte by the Sea
CRESTED BUTTE BY THE SEA
For more Pixelations from this San Juan Horshoe story in which MerryJoy moved the entire mountain ski resort to the seaside click here


MerryJoy
ROMAN DIG AT CRESTED BUTTE
For more Pixelations from this San Juan Horseshoe story click here. To read the full story click here.


Chog
CHOG—A GENETIC CROSS BETWEEN A CHICKEN AND A DOG
For more CHOG Pixelations click here.

Bush David
THE BUSH DAVID STATUE
Featured in the Horseshoe November 2005:
Heroic Statues Erected In San Juan Cities



MerryJoy
FIRE DANCER—ADVERT


MerryJoy
TALKING GOURDS—PERFORMANCE POETS' GROUP


MerryJoy
HERON KING MAGIC


MerryJoy
SAN JUAN HORSESHOE COVER FOR SEPTEMBER 2008


MerryJoy
DO NOT CLIMB BRIDGE—PUTTING PEOPLE WHERE THEY DON'T BELONG


MerryJoy
SQUIRRELS CAN SCREW—GIVING RODENTS TOOLS FOR LIFE


MerryJoy
ALEX THE RAT—MAKING MEN INTO RODENTS


MerryJoy
HOVENWEEP SPIRITS


MerryJoy
RODENT HOT TUB—WHEN YOU ARE AWAY THE MICE WILL PLAY


MerryJoy
THE WEE FOLK


MerryJoy
CAPT. GUNNISON AND HIS UTE GUIDE
To read the story click here.

MerryJoy
GIRAFFES AT CRESTED BUTTE
To read the story click here.

MerryJoy
DEODORANT–THIEVING WEE FOLK


MerryJoy
WEE FOLK IN DISGUISE


MerryJoy
MAGIC ICE

MerryJoy
ON-TSOH IN HAWK FORM
Read the story here.

MerryJoy
WAN-WAN-ER WITH ON-TSOH
Read the story here.



For earlier Pixelations, click here




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