As a digital artist I use photography, video, and mixed media imagery to create a visual interpretation of my life experience and its ambiguity.
An important vision of my art is to convey a dynamic artistic aesthetic within the framework of a suffering, yet beautiful life:
Magic and Lost.
When utilizing the technical and creative process of various digital media the main focus is on the visual construct and the subjective composition of a piece.
This artistic pursuit can be found in various series and individual works such as "The Playground" (below) from "The City Series" as well as others in print, video, and installation.
The playground, once a place where hope and dreams are born, is now a place foreboding, abandoned and decaying.
"The World Spins Black /White" a 1991 video installation.
This 1991 gallery installation explores personal escapism, social unrest, war, racism, and urban decay.
Abstraction and Spirituality
Often in my designs there are elemental images of nature that are forged into abstraction, and created to solidify the background as a cohesive whole. Also there are secondary forms, and multi-layered constructs which help to form contrasting ambiguities. All coming together within various levels of geometric shapes and symbols. In the end producing a visually powerful and invigorating body of art.
In recent years my work has become more reflective with an introspective quality. And with meticulous effort, it has evolved into a defining artistic vision. The work has also guided me toward a spiritual sensibility that reflects a desire for personal accountability, recollection, and self awareness.
With respect to innovation and contemporary design,
I am always looking for influences that affect the way I approach my work. Electronic music has been one such influence, and remains an emotional inspiration to the visual work I produce:
Music is Painting in the Air
In making the digital connection, the methodology is to remain true to the digital process i.e. recognizing and imploring the intricate micro tonal possibilities inherit to the computer and electronic media in general. I take this approach by allowing the computer to contribute its own infinite source of digital nuances and visual abstraction.
Some of the works are produced in series where underlying patterns, rhythms, color and tonal variations move from one work to the next. The image translation and transformation can either be revealed as noise, a visual drone, disintegrating loops of color and form, visual calculation or a chance encounter. All of my work as an artist are works in progress. Some pieces are developed not to have an ending, but are infinitely changing and being remixed.
Feature Video 2013
Experiment: Data Complex 9 | A World Inside
( A Zen Nature Remix )
“A World Inside (A Zen Nature Remix)” is an audio and visual remix of the video piece I composed a few months back entitled “Zen Nature | Landscapes for Well being”. In this remix I added the spinning globe, which I have been featuring in my two previous videos. The emerging global image represents the continuous complexity of societal and existential relationships: In “Data complex 7″, the focused was on social, civil, and political entities. In “Data Complex 8″, I explored emotional ambiguities, abstract thought, and memory attachments as it pertains to the individual. In this piece, “Data Complex 9″, I draw attention to the Earth itself, as a landscape for well-being and Spiritual connection. In the remix, small distinct sound samples were added to the soundtrack, along with poetic thought to the visual construct. The actual visual and aural part of the video ends around the 5 minute mark, with an additional 1:46 seconds of a black screen and silence. “Into creation, into silence”. A moment for the viewer to explore his or her own meditative recollection.
"Life offers many obstacles which one must transverse... pushing forward and through with great resolve and purpose."
Walter W. Smith
My True Nature
"I am That in whose presence Existence is taking place."
Swami Parmanandji Maharaj