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Geometrical forms created through the interplay of light and shadow, object and space, color, texture, and type, in urban environments create a consolidated display of societal impact. These images are as formulaic as they are seredipitous; both in their occurance and my documentation. A composition, perspective, or line will catch my eye and, sometimes even without seeing the object, I will feel competlled to frame and chronicle its occurance. Common themes are symmetry, juxtapositions, division of space, nature and technology, contextual humor, and misrepresentatition through naturally occuring layering.

Cross/Sections contains photography from urban areas across the US, concentrating in areas I've resided in during the last 7 years. Namely San Diego, CA, Kansas City, MO, and New York, NY.

- David Steele Overholt


About the Author

David Overholt
dso Kansas City, MO, USA

David Steele Overholt's studies and research have covered areas of art, graphic design, technology, communications, urban architecture, psychology, sociology, philosophy, theology and more. He has worked in the commercial field and has taught in the academic environment with his main areas of focus in web and new media applications, rapid prototyping, usability testing and user-centered and experience design. He has an entrepreneurial spirit and a creative eye, which are used to seek out new ideas and tools to help design and develop for himself and others.

Overholt received his Bachelor of Arts degree in graphic design from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego and a Master of Professional Studies from Tisch School of the Arts' Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University in New York.

He currently teaches in the Foundation Department at the Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City, MO.

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