Danny Maynard, Davenport, FL Member Since January 2011 Artist Statement I live in Davenport, FL, in the shadow of Walt Disney World, just 15 miles away. It is a wonderful place to visit and have fun. I have been going there since 1991, and still have not done it all. An annual pass lets me go there every day if I choose, but I still could not do it all, and it keeps changing too.
I have a Bachelor of Art degree with major in Mathematics and minor in Physics. I did work on a masters degree, but frankly, being a mathematician as a career was not for me. I found out later that I should have done computer programming, and so I did. I received a degree in Computer Programming and Operations. I spent over 30 years writing programs and building databases of technical documentation and graphics for major companies throughout the United States. It was a wonderful career.
My hobby has always been art, and I used to do traditional art until the early 1990's. I particularly like oil painting, but I found out that oil paints and its liquid mediums are poisonous to the human body, being made out of dangerous heavy metals and volatile hydrocarbons. When in the 1980's I found out I could combine art and computer, and I was in heaven. Digital art has so many advantages over traditional media work.
My "dream machine" came into being in 2009, when Intel created the i7-920 CPU, and Dell put a dual-screen computer together for me where I can play music and videos while I create "my unique images" and search the Internet, all at the same time. I love being retired after over 40 years working. I can now do what I have always wanted to do, and do it digitally with abandon.
Art is designed to evoke an emotion, so I make 'em laugh or scream or love or hate or even think ... but art should get a rise from one's audience. Even bad art is good art. Sometimes I make art from art. No one, and I mean absolutely no one, can say otherwise to an artist. One's work is one's creation ... so I create!
Thanx for stopping by to visit my unique creations! Have a great life!