30 Rock Winterglow
Fifth Month Momentum: Actually April
“… The years 2011 to 2013 have been very productive ones as I moved further into the integration of conventional artwork with the digital domain. Discovering that new possibilities were endless, I experimented with many different concepts using a distinct eclectic approach. The end products can be extrapolated into other works where the images can be altered or combined with others. This cyclical goal ultimately has resulted in the creation of works that apply a 20th century aura with a 21st century technique …”
Placing an emphasis on the symbiotic relationship of the digital and conventional “art worlds”, it is my goal to show the works I have created in the last several years which illustrate multi-media techniques brought to new levels through technology. Painting, drawing, and photographic origins have been the vehicles that initiated a vast arena of experimental possibilities for me. As a result of this ongoing discovery process, I would like to show my works in such a way that, as eclectic as they may appear, there is a strong connection between traditional styles and current methods of art production. Collectively, I view my recent accomplishments as a ‘playground of expression’ where the viewer gets to participate in the imagery in a ‘fun’ and ‘limitless’ manner!!…
The flexibility of displaying digital fine art reproductions (giclee prints) has allowed me to adjust to concepts ranging from the most general to specifically themed approaches. Once an image is completed digitally, the excitement continues as I pan the final ‘medium’ of delivery. Should this work look like a painting or water color? Will it be effective large or very small? Even though a computer may afford an artist a ‘safety net’ involving risk-taking with procedures, the decisions that must be made concerning the actual application of the image(s) can be overwhelming yet so very exciting! In year of 2013, there still exists a boundary between what is considered ‘real art’ versus ‘synthetic art’. I would like to prove that this boundary can be torn down…
After writing descriptive narratives of the processes involved in the making of several pieces, I came across a ‘connection’ which was made between my innate intention of bringing ‘old world’ abilities to newer digital skills. These written accounts fabricate an overall scenario as to “where I am now” artistically and set the stage for future endeavors… Let the possibilities begin!!!