The Chill of a Thousand Pearly Hues
17" x 22"
Artist Statement: After working many years as a painter, I began working with the computer to
create a new layer to my work. It was a natural step, a way to further understand
nature and the world around us. As we all know, the very essence of nature is
changing as more and more technology is introduced. Using the computer allows
me to experience that change by accelerating the creative process. This acceleration
allows for more types of work to be produced and permits more experimentation.
It also allows me to pursue my vision and goals in art, which are to honor
nature through this technological process and to express my interest in the
natural cycle of life.
I believe that the experience and skill of drawing and other traditional methods
are still essential for the creation of art. Because of that, I am developing a
collection of my own drawings done in the field and from specimens from the
Los Angeles Natural History Museum. I have drawn upon past work to create new
compositions and created a series of images relating to the starkness and beauty
of winter at Crater Lake National Park, Oregon.
It has been my intention to put the hand of the artist into the computer. I wish
to address our place in this new technology in a poetic and human way, and to
explore the possibilities that the computer presents in the printmaking process.
My current work is based on original drawings that are scanned into the computer
and manipulated with Adobe Photoshop to create new images and compositions.
They are original, signed, limited-edition prints.
"The Chill of a Thousand Pearly Hues" is from a series of work created during an
artist's residency at Crater Lake National Park. It celebrates the centennial of the
park and the past, present, and future of nature.