Exploring the infinite possibilities of New Media, my work visually expresses the joy I find in the richness and complexity of life. Each color, line, and shape combine to harmoniously build a structure celebrating the wonder I feel. Natural objects, faith and beliefs, mysterious depths and richness of shapes and textures, all come to life and vibrate in the colors and luminescence of the images.
Intuitively created, my work is anchored in a reality while showing the mysterious depths contained in all things. Happy accidents abound, as my subconscious leads me to express what is hidden in reality.
Although I work in a digital or virtual medium, I approach the creation of each image with the traditional outlook of a painter and also, in my case, a sculptor. I try to bring depth and texture to the images that I work on, as well as, dramatic color and my own unique viewpoint.
The process behind the creation of my digital images begins with my creating a digital image, from a fractal flame, a photo, or a abstract digital painting. This becomes the base upon which I build my collage of images and impressions.
The majority of my recent works are digital monoprint transfers. Digital monoprints are a hybrid among printmaking techniques. The artist’s hand is embedded in the process and allows random imperfections that gives each print it’s unique characteristics.
The image which I have created in my computer is printed onto a transfer matrix. This matrix is used to create a unique digital monoprint transfer. The matrix is destroyed during the transfer, because the ink is removed from it and transferred to the print surface, so nothing remains. I hand-pull these transfers onto wood, metals, plastics, or custom surfaces.
Layering of image elements creates a unique image which makes an intuitive connection. I don’t plan what I will do to an image or what the final outcome will be like. I start and see where my feelings and subconscious lead me.
With my digital creations I am trying to create something that I enjoy and hope that others will as well.