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Year created:

2007

Work Credits:

Roz Dimon

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PALE MALE: A Pilgrimage

Pale Male A Pilgrimage is a Dimonscape®, an animated digital painting designed and created by Roz Dimon. It is the story of a spiritual journey- finding home in a new, unfamiliar landscape. The piece invites you into its collage-like creation which references the two World Trade Center Towers, "Pale Male," the famous New York City Hawk, Perrier water, the words of John Lennon, the apostle John and more.


Two editions plus interactive website:

The first edition of ten (48"x36" c-print mounted on aluminum brace with accompany website: http://palemale-a-pilgrimage.com/) was purchased in 2009 by Walter Liedtke, Curator of European Paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


A second edition of 100 is 24"x18". A post-911 spiritual journey in the form of a DIMONscape®, an animated digital painting that is both a c-print edition and an interactive website. Pale Male: A Pilgrimage is an example of a new web painting process called a DIMONscape®

1. a story; equal parts picture and word

1. an interactive narrative that builds to become one still image, which can be constructed or deconstructed, one click at a time


This artwork compresses a story into a moment, slowing us down so we can speed up and bring understanding to our medium. The title references the story of the famous hawk who forsook familiar ground to make his home in New York City, but it also alludes to the spiritual Christ drained of blood, who offers a home to all who are lost. A contemporary icon, it is a co-joining of the digital and spiritual that attempts to reach out and 'touch'; not merely sit on the wall as an artwork to be admired.


The piece explores new dimensions:

- in time and space: compressing a story, a movie, a life into a moment, and

- form: as one artwork becomes both still image and interactive website.


Two editions plus interactive website:

The first edition of ten (48"x36" c-print mounted on aluminum brace with accompany website: http://palemale-a-pilgrimage.com/) was purchased in 2009 by Walter Liedtke, Curator of European Paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


A second edition of 100 is 24"x18".