I cast spells that open portals to strange
worlds. Come follow me...
Art is an action: the offering of an
experience. The effect it has, or the place it takes you, is personal. The artist
might or might not be trying to create a particular response, but in the end
it’s a personal relationship between viewer and piece.
As a consequence of this, any given piece of art can be
appreciated in many different ways, even by a single person. For one it might conjure
emotions, for another it might be about color or light, for yet another the
response might be kinesthetic, or intellectual, or any mix of these. The
comprehension of art is personal. That is part of its beauty.
ABOUT MY PROCESS
As with any artist, my primary tool is my imagination. But my
process for bringing what I imagine into the real world is a bit atypical.
What is my process? It’s magic, in a way. I cast a
modern version of a spell to manifest what I have imagined. I carefully record
the spell, using strange, esoteric languages. Once I cast the
spell, I must be sure to take charge of whatever it conjures, shaping and
controlling its actions. Next, I step into the world the spell brings forth; a world of many qualities: shapes, colors, light and shadow. I enter with an
explorer’s mindset, looking for gatherings of these qualities that
speak to me. As I wander, I might alter my spell a bit to explore the range
of what it can conjure. Finally, I use a magical camera to take pictures of whatever
touches me with its own reciprocal spell.
That stage of my process is similar to a
photographer wandering in nature, perhaps with no particular goal at
first, but willing to be led forward and enchanted by the landscape
itself, creating a collaboration between landscape and artist.
Now, to demystify this "magic" just a bit, my spells are
cast in code written in esoteric languages with names like Java and Python.
Computer code is arguably the most powerful magic modern people have ever
created. While it is often used for mundane or commercial purposes, there are
practitioners of these mysterious arts who use it to create art, as I do.