Walk - Square Wood Print - 24"x24" Series Special Edition of 10
WALK - Original Art Print Edition - 24"x24" Signed Numbered Special Series Edition w/ certificate, bonus mini print set, Edition of 10
This work is the 'cover' per-say - and the work I have selected as representational of this series of very limited edition photo-based prints in my new 'Hope Portal' series.
The works are grounded in photography. As a medium I have admittedly some bias against I surprise myself in being tugged by intuition in this direction.
As my practice has developed over time I let go the 'conscious control reigns' further trusting in the process.
Crucial to my workflow is play and discovery. New technology and growing up while computers were likewise helped their use become my companion and muse in this spirit of experimentation.
I see the approach this takes as akin to a sort of oracle. As if throwing down stalks or flipping coins with the i ching, tossing images into digital programs in unintended ways (what not designed for) becomes for me a pseudo-random game and wordless dialogue with self.
From that dance between letting go of control (in a somewhat controlled manner) come the perturbations in process that keep the whole play of art-making alive and emerging.
While true of my work in general this new series of photo-based yet highly manipulated images is an ideal example of this aspect bringing about aesthetic surprises in my art making - resulting in new inspiration and artwork.
The series of work is being shown both in an October exhibition (details to come) and online. It's focus emerges from photos taken in Port Hope - utilizing recent vr and panoramic toolsets, cameras 3d scanners etc. Extending inside (my messy Post Hope studio and abode) and blending the public outer and private inner aspects of my own experience living here become themes inherent in the artwork.