Kaitlin and are big fans of Cory Arcangel's gradient series. The pieces are simple, elegant and most striking, extremely easy to reproduce. The titles are literal instructions and configuration settings to recreate the piece, a la: "Photoshop CS: 110 by 72 inches, 300 DPI, RGB, square pixels, default gradient "Spectrum", mousedown y=16700 x=4350, mouseup y=27450 x=6350".
We've been working on some of our own and thinking about how to print massive versions to hang on our walls. Admittedly, we are going for aesthetic instead of concept art :). Here are some early attempts. We'll post a series at some point.
I like to run in Prospect Park in the morning. On winter days it’s very dark, but light and color emerge in interesting ways as you go. If you run (or walk!) long enough you will see dramatic changes in the sky and far more colors than you might imagine. The loop is also big enough that you take in many variations along the way, as both the sky and your position changes. It’s wonderful. Here are two I've been playing with:
The sky is pure blue right now and there are massive snowbanks everywhere, thanks to Jonas. Time to head out and find some more inspiration..