I am an Artist.
I am an Engineer.
I know I'm an engineer because I have a piece of paper, 8 1/2 x 11
It has a fancy stamp and signatures, that says I am an engineer.
I also have a canvas, 16 x 20. It has no fancy stamp and no signatures.
In fact, it is blank. But it says I'm an artist because on it I see opportunity.
I see opportunity to express an idea, tell a story or make you feel a feeling.
What fascinates me it that the idea, story or feeling I'm putting on the canvas,
may not be the same one you see.
What fascinates me is that the idea, story or feeling I start to put on the canvas,
may not not be the same one I end up putting on the canvas.
At some point (on a good day) I'm telling the canvas a story and it is telling me one.
Some of the things on the canvas are things I decided to put there from the beginning.
Some of the things I only see as I am painting
Some of the things I only see after the painting is finished.
Some of the things I may only see after, you the viewer tell me about them.
I began my artistic journey as a photographer. Often I was limited to black and white.
I could choose glossy or matte (and only for the whole surface)
I now work in animation. time, color, movement, and sound all expand the expression,
but still it is flat.
In my paintings I get to explore colors, reflection, occlusion, height, depth and texture.
In this place I find my center.