Photographs inspire my etchings and paintings moreover, they act as the foundation for what I create. The photos I use originate from three sources 1. My own camera 2. Photographers and artists who are also my friends and, 3. Digital and actual photographic archives of universities, historical societies, museums, and foundations. My etchings create a convergence between visual gravity and the floating narrations between space and time.
I examine familiar scenes that mask life’s splendors behind our assumptions . . . behind the things we frequently overlook as a result of our neglected ways of perceiving what is in front of our eyes. Ironically enough, I blame the modern individual’s inability to see “the phenomenology of connectedness” on an infatuation with and addiction to the newer technologies of communication. My etchings scrutinize familiar situations in architecture, society, religion, history, art, and science I hope that those who view my work focus upon the infinite things that they fail to see on their journeys toward death. The visual manipulation of geometry, form, line, light, color, blended texture, and the relationships between positive and negative spaces all enable me to create both illusion and reality in both the imaginary and real worlds.
MY PRINTMAKING PROCESS
After I interpret an archival photograph through several pencil and ink drawings, my etching begins. I file the sides of my zinc or copper plate and then coat it with a ground, which is a either a liquid or ball-like substance of petroleum and beeswax. This dries ...
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