Published: May 5, 2013
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203 Pine Tree Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
My current passions as an artist are photography, digital images, multimedia and video.
Through these I create my personal vision of the world and express emotions.
I grew up in California, USA, received a BA in Architecture in 1964, and a MFA in photography from the University of New Mexico in 1973. Following graduation I was a professor at Cornell University in the Art Department where I taught photography and digital imaging for almost 30 years.
About my Photography. Recently I have turned toward landscape photography, which really began with photographers like Edward Weston and Ansel Adams. But my approach is toward photographing the GRAND LANDSCAPE perhaps inspired more by 19th century painting and the Hudson River school of artists rather than by photography, My latest photographs are of scenes in the New York and Massachusetts area, looking for the grandeur of the natural landscape, its amazing colors and shapes. Images are captured digitally and edited and enhanced in Adobe Photoshop.
About my Digital Art. I also have spent many years exploring digital imaging on the computer. A few years ago I began seeing the possibilities to leave camera images behind to create images directly on the computer screen that had more to do with abstract art than with photography. However these were not just about abstraction as we know it through painting, but discovering how to create new abstractions digitally that have their own character and presence.
I have also created one group of abstractions by just drawing with a drawing tablet. With another group of works I often start with appropriated news photographs captured digitally to make a connection with the current moment. However I then zoom into the pixel level where I copy and paste groups of pixels and the work morphs into a total abstraction.
I am also on the Greater Ithaca Art Trail at www.ArtTrail.com
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