|Blurbarian Since||October 2007|
|Name||David Matthew Parker|
|My Web Site||http://www.flickr.com/photos/vividp/collections/72157604948005032/|
|Location||Raleigh, North Carolina, USA|
|My Occupation||Graphic Artist|
A graphic artist for twenty years, I have recently dipped my toe into the world of fine art. I'm a member of Visual Art Exchange in Raleigh, North Carolina and have participated in several juried and non-juried shows there. i was one of five featured artists at the gallery in August 2008.
My art explores geometry, pattern, and iconography. I develop my designs by setting up rules and constraints and then following those constraints to see what happens. Inspiration comes from such varies sources as the dictionary, maps, and sudoku and crossword puzzles.
|Spoiler alert: I'm thinking my next book will be about...|
|Everyone needs to know about these authors and artists...|
|I don't know much about authors, but my favorite artists are Walt Kelly and Andy Goldsworthy.|
|This book is addictive. Read it. (At your own risk.)|
|The most fascinating book I ever read was "Life: A User's Manual," by Georges Perec, translated from French by David Bellos. Bellos gets as much credit as Perec in the creation of the English version of this book, adapting some very tricky word puzzles from one language to the other. Along with some fascinating wordplay, the book is filled with mundane yet fascinating descriptions of rooms and objects and stories of passion and obsession.|