Don Quackenbush, Seatac-Toledo, WA Member Since September 2008 Artist Statement my next step: exploring my "generated doodles" in stained glass
I have always been visually oriented, perhaps that is what led me into Architecture.
My 30+ year career evolved “non-design architect”—-a “pragmatic, technically oriented architect “—working to make the conceptual by others constructable, habitable and enjoyable by those who experience it.
[at times] It has been difficult to admit that i allowed the pragmatic side to overshadow the creative side of my personality.
My compositions stem from what I term “generated doodles”—often hand drawn pen and pencil doodles—simple at times, at other times complex - “generated doodles” which serve as a springboard to explore varied aspects of visual images that I find pleasing, as I hope others will as well.
stemming from my feelings of what organization of components, elements and ideas are “all about” and how these components generate a multitude of differing forms and compositions.
The computer has allowed expanding the exploration and experimentation potential of these conceptualizations in their various forms, colors, shapes, compositions, textures, collages; this suggests no end to the possibilities—-off-shoots and mutations generate entirely different works feelings and emotions.
At times purely two dimensional, at other times a representation of a concept modeled in 3D from an original doodle; abstract in nature…. yet the ability to stir the imagination is intriguing, exciting and fascinating.
i hope you enjoy pondering them as much as i have enjoyed exploring and creating these compositions.
while not completed, explorations into these and other works, offshoots into architectural realms are exciting to contemplate and explore on a more personal and private level