Trained as a painter and printmaker, I searched for more than two decades to find a way of bringing to life the images present in my minds eye. Brush on canvas or crayon on stone proved curiously inadequate. With the introduction of the capapbilities of the computer, I found my medium.
Creating images using the computer, much as the painter uses the brush, allows me to represent my conscious and unconscious sense of the world in a way that is individual, playful, serious, irreverent, essential.
What begins a work? There is no telling. A glimpse may create a visual vignette - an imaginary, momentary plot - an interpretation, a vision based upon some experience, or person, or an environment, or some object that interests me. Experience informs my imagination, producing an image colored by my past, my preconceptions, predilections, wishful thinking.
The works created always contain the remembered, the imagined, the dreamed, the metaphorical. Using the digital camera and computer, I have found a way of calling forth images, of telling stories visually in still and final form.
These works are created on a Macintosh G4 computer and a Macintosh Laptop Powerbook G3. My original digital photographs are fed into the computer using the Kodak D210 and/or the Olympus Digital Camera, D-300 L. Software used for photographic digital manipulation are Photoshop 5.5, Painter 4.0, and Apprentice. The images are printed as Iris Prints or on an Epson Stylus Photo EX Inkjet Printer. Because the inkjet images are not colorfast and have a size limitation of 8x10, they are resized (up to 11x17) and printed (color copied) on acid free printmaking and watercolor papers of various kinds and specialty papers (for example; rice paper and bark paper) in non-fading inks on a Ricoh Color Laser Copier. Each image is printed in an edition of five with one artists proof. The images are framed using archival materials.