I am fascinated by and in love with light. It draws me to photography. It defines my images. Manipulated photographic art allows me to see and paint with light, texture and layers of reality.
The human figure captivates me. My recent work explores multiple facets of the male body and soul. It lends understanding to the world around me. Provides a map to navigate through life. A way to release my sense of self and explore what is beyond my limited thoughts. The human figure stimulates contemplation of lifeʼs deepest mysteries and stories.
Art that we live,art that we experience is a way of sharing what happens in our lives. My art is not trying to make a beautiful photograph, a pretty picture, it is about telling a story, sharing a thought or expressing what happens in my life and/or those close to me. There are lots of artists doing figurative work but the number is smaller when you count the ones who take the risk, put their lives/thoughts into what they show and express. Pretty pictures area dime a dozen and there is nothing wrong with that. For me art needs to do more than that. Art is timeless and comes with history, with thought and too often for the artist the pain society inflicts on them and others. it is the artist who often brings social issues to the front, it is the artist who takes the risk and it is the artist who often suffers the rejection and torment society shovels on them. I want to work with models who don't have to be perfect. We are all flawed, some live with that and become stronger, some deny those flaws and hide them, and others accept the changes we all experience and build on them. Perfection is not beauty, beauty comes from inside those who can accept what life has dealt them. These are the people and stories I want to build upon. Live,learn and share and the world is filled with ideas waiting to be told……..
I am a studio artist, doing mostly photography and manipulated photo work at this time. My 3D work is in many public and private collections across the US. Many years ago I got into digital photography and the work I show here is the result of my love with this medium.
1974 • Purdue University • BA (metalwork) 1987 • Purdue University • MA (metalwork & sculpture) 1975 • Apprentice for Gene and Hiroko Pijanowski • National Endowment for the Arts 1987 • Artist Fellowship • Indiana Arts Commission 1988 • Artist Fellowship • Indiana Arts Commission
More art here: http://www.redbubble.com/people/jimm150
Love to work together with other artist , photographers and models on all kinds of projects. Looking for models for future projects here in Indiana. If you think you might like to work together contact me here and let's see what happens.Feel free to write with any questions.
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