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I love to interact with all of the people (can be hundreds of people a day) and tell the story of my journey as an artist and the process I use to create my work. I have an unusual process of photography and mixed media, when people find this out, they are often surprised initially thinking my pieces are paintings! I use an explanation board, shown here, to help some visualize my process.
The word Mandala means "circle". A Mandala represents wholeness, a cosmic diagram reminding us of our relation to infinity, extending beyond and within our bodies and minds. The mandala appears to us in all aspects of life, the Earth, the Sun, the Moon and more obviously the circles of life encompassing friends, family and communities. Mandalas are circular designs symbolizing the notion that life is never ending. Many mandalas have spiritual significance to an individual or group of individuals. The Hindus were one of the first people to use a mandala as a spiritual tool, but the mandalas most individuals are familiar with, are...
In the studio painting edges.....Thought for Today....."An artist is an explorer" ~ Henri Matisse, a French artist, known for both his use of color and his fluid and original draftsmanship. He was a draftsman, print maker and sculptor; but is known primarily as a painter.
What is a Giclee Print?
In giclee printing no screen or other mechanical devices are used and therefore there is no visible dot screen pattern. The image has all the tonalities and hues of the original digital image. I use special light-fast inks, which, if kept out of the sun, will remain true for up to 25 years. Image shown titled, "River Pass"
Mounting An Art Print
I am mounting one of my archival pigment giclee prints from my 7600 Epson wide format printer. I use a safe adhesive from Glue Safe company to adhere the print to the custom box mount.