My Non-Photo Art :P

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Slow decay
My education is in Printmaking. Etchings were my favorite, the technique seemed to be a natural fit with my working style. After graduating college I stopped making prints and focused my attention onto mix media art. I have always had the tendency to add some outside element to my work and realized that I didn't care about creating an image several times over. haha my printmaking teacher thought that the multiple aspect of the print was one of its greatest charms.. I really just a preference for working on paper rather then canvas and a drawing major seemed rather limited at the time..

My art is usually biographical in some matter. They are memories that I cherished, pivotal life experiences, moments of eureka, and thoughts that won't let me rest until they are on paper. I don't dare to tell all the secrets of an image, otherwise the viewer won't use their own imagination and emotions when making contact with mine or anyone's art for that matter.

In my more current non-photographic work I would say my focus is on the human spirit (mine in particular) when it breaks, when it is lost, when it is hurting and when it is reawakening.

My materials of choice are tea, graphite, inks and color pencils on paper. Sometimes I take the a realist approach with art other times an abstract and or minimalist approach. This all depends on the image itself and what she wants from me.


spocklogic says:
Nice work - Bravo! In fact, the whole Blog is like a museum. There was a great documentary back in 1997 called: "American Visions: The Epic History of Art in America" hosted by the art critic Robert Hughes, who also published a great companion book of the same name too worth looking at. Thought it might be of interest to you if you were unaware of it. You can view the series on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDF4A4CCB9DB13FEF). Unfortunately, Robert Hughes passed away just recently in Aug 2012. His documentary and book are definitely worth the time.
Posted on: Nov 11, 2012
esterrene says:
Thanks!!! :)
Posted on: Feb 24, 2012
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