Carta Notes is the blog of Carta StudioWorks, the work studio of digital artists Dave Tilton & Paula Oeler.

Our work is experimental and created in a digital environment.  Modeled after concepts used in the creation and synthesis of sounds for electronic music composition, our techniques are unique, innovative, and complex.  Although we employ standard digital photographic tools, our art fundamentally re-conceptualizes how these tools are applied to image creation and abandons traditional photographic process in favor of source, synthesis, and composition.

Intuitive yet highly technical, the process we developed over the past 15 years yields extremely intricate textures, colors, and forms.  While we often have a specific concept in mind when we start an image, each is a journey of discovery and unfolds as the image proceeds.  The results are complex works that exhibit the richness and subtlety of the human hand and mind.

Once an image is fully composed, we print the work at our studio in Door County, Wisconsin.  Each image is offered in very limited editions.