In late 2007, inspired by the 1956 documentary “The Mystery Of Picasso”, I began constructing surrealist landscapes from my extensive photo archives through the medium of Photoshop and the ocassional digital brushstroke. This work continues to the present day and I hope you enjoy my fantastical diversions as much as I enjoy creating them!
(All source material is compiled from my own original photographic images, taken over a number of years in various locations.)
ABSTRACTION, TEXTURE & DECAY
One of the most common questions I am asked while capturing images is “what do you see?” This occurs most frequently when my lens is pointed away from the obvious subject, – more often than not directed downward. While the question remains open – perhaps these galleries can provide at least a partial answer.
“I have always looked upon decay as being just as wonderful and rich an expression of life as growth.” – Henry Miller
“There was a reviewer a while back who wrote that my pictures didn’t have any beginning or any end. He didn’t mean it as a compliment, but it was.” – Jackson Pollock
“In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay. And unless it wants to break faith with its social function, art must show the world as changeable. And help to change it.” – Ernst Fischer
“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” – Albert Einstein
“I am against nature. I don’t dig nature at all. I think nature is very unnatural. I think the truly natural things are dreams, which nature can’t touch with decay.” – Bob Dylan
(galleries to follow…)