Category Archives: art technology

Using Real-Life Textures

“This is my drawer full of knickknacks, my personal gewgaws, here rendered in sepia as if to dilute the sinfulness of a hoarder tendency! What is creativity but the raw discovery of new uses for the familiar, turning junk into things of beauty?” Continue reading

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Composition and Viewpoint

“For how can we reflect the vastness of the universe within our finite selves? Artists hint at this infinity by showing that vast, unspeakable Whole in something conspicuously small.” Continue reading

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Vectors and Beyond

“Analog and digital can combine in the same piece. I can start with a digital camera, move to the computer, export out and add analog elements, then back again to the computer—back and forth and in and out, ad infinitum if necessary.” Continue reading

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Graphic Arts

It’s humbling to realize that after almost eight years I am still discovering major things about my interest in visual representation. I started thinking I would edit digital films (videos, we used to call them) before getting sidetracked into still … Continue reading

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Simplifying Lines and Color

“[Art] is reality from which are abstracted what the artist does not consider essential to the image and and the use of reality as a launching-off point for adding the artist’s own vocabulary for expressing his or her inner vision (or feeling) in the image. Continue reading

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Collage Is Not Easy Business

“A powerful technique requires a correspondingly deeper understanding to support the deployment or one demeans the process, loses the fierceness of true enterprise!” Continue reading

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Times Square, NYC, 2013

“For now I find myself shifting away from the stylized editing that many photographers employ, what I call pictorialist photography, and going for more structural realism.” Continue reading

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