The Playground

This is my artist’s statement — it’s how I work

I love the artist’s statement, “Blah blah blah blahblah blah blah…” I wish I knew who to credit for it — maybe it’s just an artist’s urban legend. I’m opting here for Show & Tell. To know me, see how I work. I ask “what if” and then find out. So I’m full of questions? So was the ‘satiable Elephant’s Child. Endearing, yes?


See also my former artist’s statement, The Pungent Futility of the Artist’s Statement

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Today’s Playground shows the way I often work. Mornings I gather public domain images. Or I work from my own catalogs and don’t download anything new. The first image here is from .


Numbers 2-3-4 are artworks I made using this one source. I’m very aware that what comes out of any session has something to do with who I am at that moment. What’s in the back of my mind, buzzing from the coffee I drank too much of, the mood some recent music put me in.


Flip side is the images I’ve gathered and whichever of my catalogs I go through looking for something simpatico.  In my work instead of paint or clay I start with images, a symbolic step up from raw materials.


Seesaw — the artist and the media she works with.

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Original image from textures.com_DoorsMetalBig0067_L. Other images incorporate this one.

Original image from textures.com_DoorsMetalBig0067_L. Other images incorporate this one.

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Inward with the Droste Spiral

Playground Layered Shapes

Using Photoshop Paintbucket Tool and Patterns
to Make Abstractions from Photos

LuxDraw by Norbyte

Including a Motif

Blue Light

The App Girih

Tile Photos FX, puzzle-cut mode

The App Scale: Beautiful Fractals

Torso Incognito

3-D Materials

Photoshop Grids

Cutting Up Art with the App Tiles FX

Motion 03: More Complex

Motion 02: Stacked Math Movies

Motion 01: Visual Math and Video Dance

Interference Effects

Years of Tries at 3D Effects

Squiggles with Patterns

3d Models as Paint Brushes, Plus Glazes

3 Images from 1 Source



Compound Eye from ImageTricks







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