I created these digital images 1974, 1975 and 1976 using an Amdahl main frame computer, with output to a Cal-Comp pen plotter.
The book is divided into two parts. The first part is images based on mathematical formulas
applied to four surfaces of a cube. The whole process began as a challenge from an instructor based on my response to an assignment. My original solution had been elegantly simple; his challenge was to increase the number of
The second part is figurative images, based on line drawings that were digitized on a drafting table modified with internal sensors to record cursor movements. This was a result of
reimbursement, using ‘computer dollars’ by the faculty, for lost photographs which allowed me continued use of the computer even though I was no longer a student.
The figurative drawings became the basis for a series of paintings and have been documented in a book, Night Visions from Laputa.
The book was originally compiled as a 35th
anniversary project in 2009.
The world presents itself and I observe. There are times the observation becomes an obsession. Sometimes, a casual encounter. These moments become the photographs I interpret by exaggeration or simplification. I have been an exhibitor since 1969; exhibiting photographs, painting and prints through 150 exhibitions, primarily in US university, college, and community galleries in 31 American States; in BC, Alberta, Ontario and in web galleries in Canada, Australia, China, Thailand, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Italy and the United States. I now publish books of current and past projects as a means of closure and completion. My images are marketed in the United States by PrintedArt.com and are also available on Amazon.com Born and educated in Alberta, I moved to the coast in 1984, and have been living in Victoria since 1986. .
Night Visions....from Laputa Published May 15, 2012
Solo...artist's first flight Published May 15, 2012
Visit to a Surrey Townhouse Published May 12, 2012
Echoes of a Landform Published May 08, 2012
Frank Gurney, engraver Published April 21, 2012
Sortie, The Running Man Published March 05, 2012
As Seen on TV Published March 01, 2012
Outside The Box Published March 01, 2012