Statement: I am interested in the contrast and interplay between drawing and photography. Most of my work concerns traditional and alternative photographic techniques used in ways that suggest drawings or works in other media. Philosophically, my work is often concerned with the past and how it affects our present actions and thoughts. Education and Training: I have been accepted as a student at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. I have taken courses at that school as well as at Bennington College, Vermont. My professional training is in mathematics and computer science. Shows: Berkshire Art Association Fall Photography Show, Berkshire Art Museum. Fall 1992. Framingham Artists Guild show at the Premiere Image gallery in Ashland, MA. Spring 1992. Fall Photography show, Premiere Image gallery, Ashland, MA. Fall 1991. Awards and Honors: Honorable Mention for the print ÒAlyciaÓ at the Framingham Artists Guild show (above). Honorable Mention for ÒGhost IÓ at the Fall Photography show (above). ---------------------- The above is my first attempt at some sort of "artist's resume." More informally, I have been interested in art all my life, but only fairly recently (since 1986) have I been involved in making my own art. I started out as someone who had never seriously drawn or painted or printed photographs or done anything artistic (except look at art). I now have my own studio, draw regularly (or did until recently), and often use photographic images or techniques in my work. All of this is very new to me (I only started photography in 1989), and I feel I have so much still to learn. But I have had enough success to convince me that I have things to say, even if my technique is still sometimes lacking. Electronic images are actually not my first choice, or even my second choice, for self-expression. I make my living working with computers, and I enjoy getting away from electronic media in my art work. But still, I wonder exactly how these new tools will be used to create art. Nearly all the electronic art I have seen is very unconvincing as art and very cold. I don't mean graphics or raytraced images (though they also have their shortcomings) but art that tries to make computers an explicit part of the work. I don't know that it is possible to create an inspiring work of art that is encompassed in a machine, but I keep looking to see if someone will do it (I've thought about it myself, but haven't a clue). I see SITO as another facet of this struggle artists are having with how to use electronic media. Here is this powerful thing called the Internet; it must be possible to use it for artistic ends somehow -- but how? I believe the SITO projects are an attempt to incorporate the Internet as an artistic medium. Since no one really knows how to do this, I like the basic "let's try this and see what happens" approach. I have so far contributed to all the SITO collaborations. In SYNERGY/Revolt, I was C1. In CROSSWIRE, I was A0. And in ARCANA I am B4. I have also placed one of my images, called "Classified" in the SITO gallery. It is a kind of electronic collage using a scanned charcoal drawing, some newsprint, some output from a word processor, and a scan of my face. The title was suggested to me by my past work in the computer security area and the work itself concerns our hidden (and unknown) thoughts.
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