The artistic process comes from the heart. Our personal experiences become a part of the image. i-Art is what I name my computer originated art work because my first “mark” is made on the iPad screen. I utilize several applications/programs to complete one piece. My final image can be produced using archival inks onto canvas, aluminum, and/or acrylic.
The wisdom behind the ability to produce a hard product from a computer screen is remarkable. Like all visual art, what is unique is the final image.
For over 20 years I have used Adobe products to review art work in progress. This would allow me to see things a little differently. I could also manipulate the piece experimenting with color, line, form, and various backgrounds. Many times, this process would result in a change to my painting. With the computer generated image, using various programs on the same image also allows me to manipulate and take risks.
Of course, like any mark making process, the painting – be it in the real or virtual world – takes on a life on its own. It is about the marks. In truth the final image is unplanned.
In 2011, immediate family health issues demanded my physical attention as well as emotional input. Grabbing my i-pad downloaded with 4 art interactive programs, I was able to help my family and make art away from my studio. Making Art is who I am. The iPad allowed me to keep my identity through this emotional time…making Art keeps me mentally healthy.
The most remarkable thing about computer generated Art is that the technology is in constant change. That is what I am about, changes and challenges.
Making i-Art has allowed me to run with my inner child. Color, form, fantasy, and freedom. It has also caused me to become deep in thought because its about the layers.
What’s in store in the future = movement.