Rites Of Passage

  . Rites Of Passage . Get the book here. Explore the series here. . . I constantly sift through my collections: collections of rocks, shells, bones, drawings, photographs. Often I will spread them out across the surfaces of the tables in my studio. As I sort through my materials, images will come to mind and I will make notes of them. To these I will add the images that come in dreams or in waking reveries in nature. I consider my sketches diagrams — blueprints or seeds for the future. They are stored until I find the right time to realize them. . Most of the ideas in the Rites of Passage series are taken from my sketchbooks and were intended to be drawings. Then the computer came into...

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First Impressions

. Impressions of digital work to date . It’s been said before. Digital imaging will revolutionize image making in the 21st century. It will have effects on western civilization as far reaching as the invention of photography, which it will alter irrevocably. . Most of the work produced digitally to date is commercial and as such, it has generally been very slick and contrived work. As an art form in its infancy, digital imaging has produced a morass of day-glow hype, but on the edges a few individuals have begun to produce some very sensitive and thoughtful work. . With the arrival of the new comes the need to overcome fascination with novelty in order to approach substance and sophistication — a sophistication born of subtlety and...

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