wp-content/uploads/2020/06/mechanical.png Mechanical – Pen and Ink
Continuing to work… Sol LeWitt, the conceptual artist, seems to consider that planning is an essential part of a work of art. Producing it appears to be the only element to transfer the ideas encapsulated in the work. For me, at this stage, planning is becoming essential. But not quite sure where this work is leading me or why. I have a hunch, but it is not clear to me now. The color pencils are presenting a challenge and using other software as opposed to Adobe’s offerings. It does feel good supporting those that are daring enough to take on the Goliath of software. For those interested Affinity Photo, Affinity Design and Blender are the software I am using.
wp-content/uploads/2016/02/img-3351-2048-e1455541316647.jpg Left behind in a Memory
Memories are often a jump off point for creating a poem, lyric, or other piece of art. They can be enhanced, altered, enlarged, and explored. In fact, they are often only a representation of what we wish could be true. You might wonder why, I spend so much time rearranging and recreating a simple photograph. Just as we each have our own perception of the world, shaped by the past, present, and physiology. This is how I like to remind myself that this is my unique view of the world. Not reality, but my reality.
I am what I am And what I am needs no excuses I deal my own deck Sometimes the ace sometimes the deuces. ~ Jerry Herman, Composer (Wikipedia)
I am a Minnesotan who has lived half my life in Los Angeles and New York City. I consider myself a digital artist. However, my work includes tactile work, such as printmaking, photography, drawing, and interactive installations. I have a print in the permanent collection of the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, and several private collections throughout the United States. In addition, my work was included in a group show titled, The Intimate Gallery, which questioned and explored the existence of collective consciousness in Minneapolis at Gallery 148.
My work was included in the New York City group show, Visual AIDS, Postcards From the Edge in New York City at The Robert Miller Gallery.
I taught Graphic Design, Web Design, and fine art at Minneapolis College (MCTC) for 22 years. I also taught at Minneapolis College of Art and Design for a few years, where I earned my MFA.
After retirement, I am again pursuing a career as a fine artist. For the last three years, I have built a body of work that includes ink drawings, photography, and 3D modeling.
Currently, my work appears in Second Life in some galleries. Second Life Endowment for the Arts invited me to appear in a group show in January, where I exhibited digital prints and drawings. My work there appears using my pseudonym, Tap Quentin. You may view my work shown on Second Life Marketplace at Ephemeral Traces.