In recent months, I've been dedicated to large format digital printmaking. I have appropriated my Color and B&W printing techniques into digital composition and digital prints. I like to print big; I create 60" x 96" prints. It is just natural for me to make and create new work. I think SMFA's program for a Masters in Fine Art is a match for my interest. I wonder, what if I made Art in a class where Abraham Lincoln, Barak Obama, Malcolm X, John Lennon, Miranda July, Matthew Barney, Dave Chapelle, Andy Goldsworthy and Hillary Clinton were my peers? What kind of classroom environment would I, as an artist, make? Where would the questions and discussions lead us? From my own perspective I aim to print larger than before and lace printing with poetry and digital installation, such as building a hologram prototype, and interactive musical pieces built within digital prints. Your program fosters students to develop and learn new things and creates a safe place to grow new forms of art. It is the SMFA Masters program that has attracted me to apply to
I do see my work living in the nucleus of Contemporary Art. I like invention and I also like working with ideas that are not solely mine, therefore I collaborate a ton. I thrive in environments that you can clunk around until ideas work out. I print amongst dreamweavers, animators, and video artists. I used to be solely surrounded by photographers, and had a limited knowledge bank. In digital labs I am creating in a cornucopic unit. My digital logs thrive and are filled like a journal of a synesthesia artist; ideas occur upon my eyes and mouse handling. Ideas effervesce as rad intellectuals talk and brainstorm, and I turn words into art popping in front of my cyber windows.
My subjects are rainbows, dabblings in physical light fields, and a fantasist’s themes in poetics. The dimensions from the prints I've done are 60"x 14' and some 60" x 96" of an oil refinery explosion in Japan, to an electrified airport elevator, to vertical narratives depicting a Madonna masked by a photograph of a San Francisco alley hijacked by underground hipsters adjacent to a holographic goddess adorned with diamonds. The images I make in Photoshop are comprised of 10’s of multiples of layers and masking effects. I am into synthesizing holography and 3D printing. I build skins and morph with widgets and I create lenticular vision experiments, and refer to Alberti's theories of focus rays in the work. Sometimes I play with text. I experiment with solutions to flat planes and love exploring 3D in Photoshop and what 3D tools do to the Print.
My purpose is to make good artwork, learn more about Digital Printmaking, go
bigger than 60" x 14' prints. I would like to print as big as a skyscraper, print on Mylar, install a Digital Installation of Poetry and Prints in the SMFA's programs and to create new compositions along with continuing my printing logs.