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Marc Barr

Murfreesboro, Tennessee USA
mjbarr@mtsu.edu
Entry 1
30" x 12"

Artist Statement: I've been working with computer technology and industrial types of processes with traditional art methods and materials since the mid 1980s. In this piece, the basic forms were drawn with the aid of a computer and various software applications (Photoshop, Illustrator, and Maya) and then output and used as guides for cutting various-sized clay slabs. The 2D surfaces were derived from photographic images that were digitized, manipulated, and then screen-printed onto the slabs, using a ceramic slip (similar in composition to printersŐ acrylic inks). The textural or relief surfaces were created with the aid of a laser engraver that uses images for burning into rubber and polymer sheets. These sheets were then pressed into the wet clay slabs.