Fellowship Description

My studio practice straddles the line between traditional and digital painting. I am a firm believer in the value of a made thing. I also adhere to the notion that expressiveness and meaningfulness are tied more to ideas and interpretations than to material. During the period of this fellowship, I will create series of works that puts this notion to the test. By working in cycles of three works per group, each containing one work painted by hand (traditional), one model in a virtual environment (wholly digital), and one painted digitally (digital in format but made by hand using a stylus), I will highlight differences between these approaches. With the aid of the IDAH, I will construct a tool for collecting data that sheds light on how the works are perceived and how the distinctions in medium affect viewers’ relationships to notions of authorship, merit, and meaning.