read that a thoughtful ancient Greek used three criteria in his evaluation of a
work of art:
1. Does it indicate a level of skill by the
2. Does it provide beauty? (composition); and
3. Is it interesting? (creativity).
fair academic evaluation, I think, follows an initial, emotional - favorable or
negative - reaction by the viewer. That
initial reaction should be spontaneous, and not something contrived by the
artist. So, as I selectively manipulate 'real world' elements into a piece of
artwork, I try to stay aware of craftsmanship, composition, and interest; but
leave the emotional response to you.
all my artworks are acrylic - and other water based media - on panels I fabricate
salvaged hollow core doors and
other recycled building materials. I
like the idea of windows and doors conveying us – visually and/or physically –
between the security of our familiar spaces to the less certain worlds beyond.
websites with my works include:
me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org