I’ve created these expressive landscapes by extracting pixels from photographs and using the resulting shapes as building blocks in a new composition. I’m intrigued by the idea of taking artifacts of past experience and using them to create something new. The image takes shape as I intuitively layer these photographic fragments, constantly searching for an image that will resonate with me. I hope that this artwork evokes sensation in the viewer, providing a way to experience visually what language can only inadequately articulate.
I begin by mining my digital collection of thousands of photographs I have taken over many years. I collect random shapes and textures from these photographs and use them to start the composition. I continue in this way until I’m satisfied with the image. This methodology harkens back to my training as a lithographer where I would build up the image by layering successive images. I have essentially taken this process and moved it digitally.