Size: 12"W x 9"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2006
I think of art as programming for the human experience.
My job is to create beauty, which you can "read in", like a computer reads in an executable file.
When you contemplate a beautiful thing -- made by me or anyone else -- it will structure mental your processes -- even if that occurs for only a few moments.
In a way, I'm still "writing code", but this now takes the form of paint and canvas.
After graduating from art school in 1975, I was faced with the very real problem of how to pay my bills. Back then, one could only sell paintings through the brick-and-mortar gallery system. That wasn't a promising way to make a living, so I reluctantly abandoned my hope of becoming a professional artist. In its place, I sought out a new career in computing. That was fun for many years, but now -- thankfully -- I've retired from all that, and can devote myself to art-making once again. Today, thanks to organizations like Vango, an artist can reach out to everyone in a much more direct manner. ¡Viva la internet!