Art Hop September 6, 2013
I started my fall off with a solo exhibit of my work at my studio/gallery last Friday evening, September 6, 2013 during the Art Council of Greater Kalamazoo’s Art Hop. The weather was perfect for an Art Hop night where many artists open there studios and merchants display artists work for the evening. In this post are photos of the artwork I exhibited during this Art Hop evening as well as my artist statement.
I strive to represent the spirit of the landscape in my artwork; a sense of place. I’m representing my own relationship and communication with the landscape intertwined in a personal mythology. I attempt not to reproduce what I see through my eyes but create a visual representation of what I experience. The artwork visually displays my personal sense of spiritual connection and an invisible and inaudible communication.
I was educated as a fine artist in traditional media for painting and drawing –later when working as a graphic designer and illustrator I became involved with digital media. Some of my current work is created with both traditional and digital media. I label these pieces “mixed media” and list the media in the order of its use in the creation of the artwork. Most often traditional media is used in 90% to 95% of the artwork’s creation.