“It is the “little things” that must be coaxed out of hiding that can often be among those “spectacular scenes of the world”.”
Rod’s art begins with a digital camera image, or sometimes from traditional film scanned into a digital image. His passion is to convert that digital image into the solid form of a print to be displayed for viewing, and hopefully enjoyment, by others.
Processing and printing the image allows him freedom to reflect on the feelings that led him to record the image in the first place and do his best to translate those feelings to others. To Rod, the image has not truly been created until it takes the form of a print.
Although he enjoys experiencing spectacular scenes of the world as much as the next person, Rod tends to focus on that which could easily go unnoticed; it is the “little things” that must be coaxed out of hiding that can often be among those “spectacular scenes of the world”.
Creating an image is an intense emotional experience to Rod, especially when he sees within it a message that can be spoken visually. He derives much satisfaction from speaking that message with his prints.