What if one could seamlessly meld digital tools (those that extend the brain’s capabilities) with shop and studio tools (those that extend the hand’s capabilities) to create art? That is a question I’ve endeavored to answer in the last few years, culminating with the creation of the works in this exhibition.
I start with a two-dimensional image, photographed or otherwise created. The image is digitally re-configured for application onto a shaped aluminum skin supported by a metal structure that gives the work stability and strength. The printed image becomes a surface that mimics three-dimensionality in the mind of the observer.
The surface is an object that, in conjunction with content, is designed to resonate with the viewer’s own abilities to observe, to remember, to reason. Like a man in the shadows, I leave it to the viewer to parse the meaning and content of my art.
Why should I do all the work?