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the eye parcel studio is currently located in part of an old converted factory space in marietta, georgia

 

 

STATEMENT . . .

i will not explain the inner workings of me nor my work.  i do not profess that the secrets to the universe or life are known to me and can be found in my work (note: nor do i deny it) and i will not impress you with my grasp of the language arts since it is not my chosen primary means of communication.  i feel that a written statement about the visually communicated ideas and thoughts or individual visual interpretations of the picture maker just goes against the fundamental concept of a picture-based form of communication.  translation never works like the original format.

therefore, while it may at first seem a little defiant or perhaps uncooperative of me to do so and at the risk of sabotaging my relationship with you, the viewer, i'm going to leave it to my work to convey my statement of it.  my work is not grounded in a single idea that i want to pin it to...nor do i feel it will necessarily transfer well into a written or even spoken format, for that matter...pictures make visual statements best.  

i am glad to share with you some of the thoughts i had at the time i was making the visual image that resulted...but then...it's really best said by the picture that resulted from those thoughts and ideas, anyway.  if your curiosity is on the matter of the technical execution of the picture, it's material attributes, or archival qualities, i am happy to give you every detail you desire on those aspects...i understand the nature of these queries and they, of course, are best conveyed in a spoken/ written format, indeed.  

so...look at the pictures.  my statement sincerely lies within them.  i hope you don't take any offense that i challenge you to roll up your sleeves and seek it out of the work.  surely you can agree that's a little bit of the point of looking at the picture anyway...a picture or any form of visual representation is making it's statement to you, the viewer, when you view it.  if you don't hear it, you might not really be looking into it but rather just at it.  

i could be wrong...but then...this is my statement, that's what i have to write about my work in the form of an artist's statement, and that's official.  if the purpose behind you being here at this moment has anything to do with my work, you didn't come to read about it anyway...you came to see it, i imagine.  it is at this point that i realize my written statement could have simply read, "artist's statement: (see pictures)".  but i think i will leave the whole of it anyway...it will give the background on how i arrived at it when my written statement becomes just simply that.

PROCESSES . . .

i primarily produce b&w and color prints these days...but i also sometimes produce woodblock prints, works in paint, and various manifestations of mixed media.  in the context of my  photographic combine works, my process is as such...

i work first through the camera lens, capturing calculated indirect and direct visual cues, forms, shapes, tones, and textures to use as my raw palette, merging them deliberately in pursuit of a resulting visual portrayal that is something of a sum of the individual images it is assembled from, the subtleties in how each image is captured, represented, and incorporated, and the portrayal of the visual relationships tying them together within a resulting work in print, laying down carbon-based pigments on cotton rag papers.

MORE DETAIL :  PRINT PERMANENCE . . .

my prints are created using archival carbon-based UltraChrome K3 pigmented (the raw material of paint) inks laid down on archival, non-acidic, pH buffered, specially coated 100%cotton rag papers for permanence ratings of 100 to several hundred years before the print begins to visibly age (www.wilhelm-research.com), depending on environment and the specific paper finish.  if you have questions about a particular print, just ask.

AS FOR ME . . .

picture maker, general observer, amateur ponderer, entry-level life participant, daddy, believer in the laws of karma, fortunate soul

FOOTNOTES, DISCLAIMERS, AND OTHER BLAH BLAH BLAH . . .

while most are...not all works shown are going to be currently available...some prints were monoprints (an edition of 1) or limited editions that have been sold out.  thanks for understanding.

all images on this site are protected by copyright laws in the US and abroad.  thank you for respecting my work and asking before using any of the images you see here on this site.  whatever it is that you do, you work hard for the compensation and benefits you gain from it...and it's likely you wouldn't want anyone using your financial resources, or the product or service you provide that directly relates to your financial resources, without your permission...or without some compensation if it's going to make money for someone.  while i'm certainly flattered if you see something you'd like to use, i'd really just like to know...and have credit given.  if you would like to use an image for some profitable or commercial use, a nominal fee may be required.  just let me know what you want to use and how you want to use it and i'll let you know if it's okay to do so.  thanks again!

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