Garden View 11 (2020)
Garden Views is a series of digital images. It is based on the idea of being in a colorful garden on a warm spring day. There is a large assortment of glass viewing lenses. Each lens has it’s own unique optical qualities. The garden is large and inviting. Now imagine walking about the flowers while examining them through one of the lenses. Each one has it’s own unique optical qualities. The organic shapes and colors of the flowers merge with the geometries of the lenses resulting in an expansive array of visual possibilities. The series is a visual garden cultivated in the imagination of the artist.
B.F.A., Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, 1974
M.A., Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, 1977
C.C. Photoshop/Illustrator, Lake Washington Technical College, 2008, President's List for Academic Achievement
My imagery is built around a concept. After a central idea is established I explore possibilities within a set of creative and aesthetic parameters. From my perspective visual art is idea, expression, experience and process fused to create a perceptual synergy.
Nature has always played an important role in my art. In the late seventies and early eighties it was the focal point of several commissioned installations in Seattle and Chicago. During the next two decades or so landscape painting and drawing were my primary areas of interest. The work was exhibited in minor venues in Washington and Hawaii.
It was in 2005 when I bought my first computer and digital camera. The initial attraction was the speed that imagery could be produced. It was exciting to work at the speed of idea where the time span between concept and image was short. What followed has been a nonstop process of photography and editing. Presented here is an assortment of images that are a visual record of that activity.