What do you see? How do you feel?
I've taken photographs of people, places, and things since I was a little
kid. They never quite satisfied me; they just weren't that interesting.
Then came the digital age, and I took many more pictures. I learned the
techniques of photo-realistic digital image manipulation, but the results
still weren't all that interesting.
These are the Real pictures.
In 2015, one of California’s wildfires torched my home. The empty, blank
walls of my new house enticed me to re-invent my approach to art. I
switched my focus to abstract, non-representational images, using more
extreme digital manipulation, and more focus on the feelings that art
I turn visions of ordinary things into extra-ordinary images. Forms
crafted by light and shadow inspire my imagination. I digitally bend,
recolor, warp, and twist those forms into images I like. The results
aren't really paintings, nor quite photographs.
These are the Unreal pictures.
Part of the artmaking process that intrigues me is how viewers perceive art.
What do you see?
How do you feel?