About the Artist
Digital Mantras is a series of Mandalas which combine computer technology of advanced digital imaging techniques with traditional photographic subjects, such as birds, landscapes and flowers. Utilizing graphical elements of my surroundings and by using shapes, textures and lighting, I build on traditional forms to create intricate symmetrical patterns.
Computers change the way we create and reveal new forms of expression building abstract and virtual worlds. The transparent image is backlit with LEDS replicating natural light, emblematic of church stained glass. Stained glass was probably my first introduction to visual art in the Gothic Episcopal churches of Boston. My early paintings reflected this influence with their bold colors and black outlines. The training and practice of painting still informs my recent work and facilitates free associations that are reflected in my images and enables me to work intuitively with my subject matter.
Mandalas have been defined as magic circles, containing certain design motifs that he found to have a universal nature, across cultures and across time, whether they are the transiently created mandalas from Tibet, sand paintings from the American southwest, or illustrations from ancient, medieval, and Renaissance alchemical works. Being involved in the tradition of iconic images in the 21st century I hope to expose my audience to a new visual language and experience for this digital age.
Preferred Audiences: All
Disciplines: Visual Arts, Painting, Photography
Bradford Fuller182 Main Street
Brownfield ME 04010
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