|The contents of my portfolio were created through
the use of multiple media sources and elements of interpretation.
My repertoire grew as I discovered the various ways in which
media interact with each other, and began using my new knowledge
base in order to ascertain which combinations could be used together
to achieve a specific result. I was continually increasing my
insight into combining media to meet the needs of a particular
project or assignment, while at the same time uncovering the
best ways to incorporate my own artistic vision. It is the passion
in the process that is demonstrated in these works.
The central themes accompanying my most recent works revolve
around bridging the gap between the world of technology and computers
and the world of fine art. I believe that the act of combining
the logical world of computer technology with the unbridled creativity
of fine art, works effectively to create an interestingly beautiful
and complex series of imagery that can captivate and intrigue
a broad audience. No longer does art hang on a wall or sit still
in a gallery, but instead can walk and talk, and interact with
its' audience. With the assistance of computer graphics and video,
a striking and complex display of images can be combined and
intertwined with fine art to create a deeper image, increasing
the impact it has on the viewer.
It has become my focus as an
artist to use these new technological tools, combined with
traditional methods of creation, to bring new imagery into life.
My motivation to create new works stems from my own internal
desire to create, combined with my wish to contribute my message
and talents as a member of the art community, while supporting
myself with my work. I seek to continue expanding as an artist
professionally, continuing to be a part of a movement which continues
to push the boundaries of fine art through manipulation and exploration
of the newest in computer and production technology.
I am intrigued by the various ways in which the tradition of
printmaking and photography can be manipulated through the use
of computer technology. I believe my knowledge of and experience
working with computer technology, coupled with a willingness
to learn and experiment, have combined with my experience in
fine art, to create a product of optimum quality and longevity.
The preservation of my works has also been a central theme throughout
my under- and post- graduate studies. I take great consideration
with both the quality and the presentation of my work. Great
care is taken to ensure that the finished product is not only
stimulating to the mind and pleasing to the senses, but also
that each piece has been carefully preserved to stand the test
of time. Digital medium has also given me, as the artist, the
possibility of infinite translations without the loss of quality.
The result is that digital and computer technology mediums have
been heavily favored in the work that follows.