Speak Visual: Nvidia Contest Entry
I am typically reluctant to share thoughts about my own artwork, usually because there are either whole stories I've concocted about the image as it has evolved, causing me to see things in it that most casual observers wouldn't see (ever). Or, the image has just kind of sprung to life entirely of its own accord with seemingly little effort on my part -- I just helped it on its way.
I decided at the last minute to participate in the Speak Visual contest and wasn't entirely sure that I would be finished in time. With a stroke of inspiration, the idea of "sending out a transmission" came to me, and with that came the primary shape the image would take. Once work on the piece began, it became clear (at least to me) that this image was to be about sending out an idea of creation, hope, and participation -- a call to become involved, to interact, and to communicate.
For anyone who is at all familiar with my art, it is a celebration of color and texture and beauty that invites the viewer to get lost in it and at the same time, explore. I am passionate about color. For me, color evokes mood, inspires imagination, and tells a tale in an of itself. I strive to have the colors change and meld from one to the next, to shift colors so that you aren't quite sure where one color stops and the next color starts. For me, the color in my images sings a song -- it blends, merges, and flows like a melody -- can you hear it?
What I hope for my artwork to convey, if it succeeds at all, is to show a new world and a new way of being that awakens imagination and calls the viewer to not only consider what is, but what could be.