Art Pete Pete Ashton is (becoming) an artist

Laptop Scratch

My Macbook battery gave up the ghost this weekend so I ordered a new one. On replacing it I noticed all the scratches caused by four years of constant use on a wide variety of surfaces. I thought it might be interesting to record them for posterity and investigate them further so I scanned the battery and boosted the contrast. Here’s the original scan and the processed image.

What’s particularly interesting is the different qualities of scratch, from fine shallow lines to rough staccato gouges. Each place left its own mark, a journal of the places I’ve been.

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Art-Pete is the blog of Pete Ashton when he's thinking about art. It primarily contains photos and videos of work he's completed in this quest. The majority of his writing occurs on his main blog.

Through 2010 this blog was the home of TTV Pete where I talked about and sold my Through The Viewfinder photos. That stuff is still in the archives but I've moved on. Through 2011 this blog was a little confused but I think I've figured it out now.