Joe Williams, Topeka, KS Member Since October 2009 Artist Statement I have been involved in craft work of various kinds for 40 years. Never really played with visual imagery much until I got to doing a newsletter for our local region of the Sports Car Club of America. I got to playing with the very limited graphics pallet in Microsoft Publisher and had a ball. I still use Publisher for the images in the non-photography galleries, both because I am not bright enough to learn more complex software and because it's still fun to see what I can wring out of such a limited tool. I have also gotten much more serious about photography lately and I'm beginning to put up some images that I'm really proud of. In general, it's fair to say that I have no particular vision or points to make. For the most part I love clean line and pure color. I almost never begin a piece with any idea of where I want it to end up. I'm just looking for images to arrest the eye and engage the mind and I most enjoy just seeing what comes out of my head spontaneously. My titles, when pieces are titled, happen the same way and seldom have much to actually do with anything conscious. I don't interpret. That's you're job. I'm just trying to have a little fun, and I hope you sometimes enjoy the result.