The book contains a collection of images made by distorting normal photographs of places and things; it presents colorful abstractions. The purpose of the abstractions is to stimulate your unconscious mind into revealing itself (as do Rorschach images); it further aims at delighting your aesthetic sensitivity. To accompany the images and to buttress the explanatory information given in the book's introduction, there are quotes on the creative process taken from famous artists and thinkers.
EDUCATION B.A., PH.D, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ UNIVERSITY CAREER Director of Italian (1977-2008), U. of South Carolina, Columbia, SC; specialized in Foreign Language Learning, Renaissance Italian Literature, 20th Century Italian Avant-Garde Poetry, Italian Film of the Cold War Period. PHOTOGRAPHIC AWARDS * 2011: First Place Overall, GILLS CREEK WATERSHED ASSOCIATION, "Photo Contest," Columbia, SC * 2010: First Premium, SOUTH CAROLINA STATE FAIR, "Professional Photography Exhibition," Columbia, SC *1984: Fourth Premium, POLAROID INC.," Picture America Contest," judged by the International Center of Photography, New York, NY * 1982: Third Premium, SOUTH CAROLINA STATE FAIR, "Professional Photography Exhibition," Columbia, SC * 1982: Selection for Show, SOUTH CAROLINA ARTS COMMISSION'S ANNUAL EXHIBITION (one of 69 works selected out of 900 submissions), Columbia, SC OTHER ARTISTIC EFFORTS I am also a painter and a poet.
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