Surface Acts

In art, creative process, creativity, found objects, photography, printmaking on November 17, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Chicago Warehouse

Deconstructing Art in Architecture
Continuing an interest in photography, but not wanting to be a pure photographer, I’ve committed myself to studies that explore surface, space, and plane in formal experiments that incorporate specific aspects of painting, photography, geometry, and architecture. The images shown here are studies in preparation for finished objects that will be, in part, paintings, collage, and photographic prints.


In art, creative process, creativity, found objects, Natural Collaboration, nature, photography, printmaking, Trash Collection on June 16, 2012 at 9:41 am

Transitional Elements – Left Panel

Fresh Methods
As a designer I’m lucky to be busy – and to enjoy what I do. However, the opportunity to explore new working methods and to create for the simple pleasure of “making” is not always present.

All work and no play – well, yes indeed, that’s dull. Past sketch stage, work for me generally exists purely digitally. Despite the miracles that we all encounter with the aid of a computer it can be boring. All too often creative processes are distanced from one’s world behind the glare of a monitor. For this self-assigned project I challenged myself to incorporate all the techniques of image making that I have in my creative toolkit and make “an object”. Not a print. Not a facsimile. Not a thing that would, in its finished state, hide behind glass and a 4-ply mat. I had a need to play with paper – and even apply a bit of paint.

On Being Arrested

In art, creative process, creativity, DeCollection, found objects, Natural Collaboration, nature, photography on June 8, 2012 at 5:50 pm

The Natural and The Mechanical

On Being Arrested
Discovering the extraordinary in the ordinary.

No, it’s not in the big picture. It’s in that detail over there. That’s the one that takes you aback. You never saw it coming. It was never anticipated. It can’t be planned. Sure, it’s your discovery – yet you’re not the author. You’re just an observer of an opportunity open to all.