Art in all its forms has always been a fascination for me. It was always my favorite class throughout school.
But much to my disappointment, aside from the very rare piece of inspired work most of my art consists of stick figures and lollipop trees. So I decided to get into graphic arts, concentrating on the lab work, design layout, and printing press.
It was here that I discovered I had a certain talent for the augmentation and manipulation of existing imagery. With the advent of the computer age the lab work and printing press unfortunately no longer exist in a widely used format but the layout design still does. And along with the new technology comes the ability to augment And manipulate existing imagery in an unparalleled fashion to anything in the past. But as I am not actually drawing anything I felt the nomenclature of a graphic artist did not quite fit, so I prefer to refer to what I do and what I am as a Graphics Engineer TM.
I have had some moderate success through the decades designing flyers for various theatrical venues and being the head publicity designer for Albatross Productions in Chicago, and doing some publicity work for my band The Plastic Neo-Pseudo Fascist Bastards. This work carried on through the 1990’s where I then got a gig designing T-shirts for Absolute Pleasure T-shirts in Colorado. And a few short years later had the honor of designing and laying out the cover and booklet to the vinyl LP The Rocky Horror 20th Anniversary Fan Tribute Album.
I eventually discovered the world of the fractal art and have been having a great deal of fun with it. You can check out the results here.
Not too long ago an old friend of mine, Edmund Zebrowski, convinced me to take on the hobby of designing Tarot cards. My most recent project in this area of art is a Tarot Deck based on World War 2.