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JOHN DAVIS CARROLL, M.F.A.

Adjunct Professor, Art Foundations
website: www.johndaviscarroll.com
john.carroll@avila.edu


Artist Statement

My intention is to express the human impact on the landscape. I look for forms that have an environmental and visual conflict. Power plants have an especially monumental aspect in the mid-western landscape. Though, these structures that facilitate our lifestyle are invisible to our conscience. They also have a sense of permanency that I see as false. I strive to capture this and make these moments perpetual.

Having lived in large cities, I observed how nature was twisted and pushed out by a created environment. In my adventures, I have also observed that no matter how far you may be from civilization there is evidence of the human mark. Even in the most remote settings you can look up to the sky and see a contrail from a jet. In my work I express how these elements appear, move, change, make noise, and disappear in time.

Using both traditional artist materials and new technologies, I express fleeting moments of light, movement and sound. Through design and spontaneous expression, my artwork creates a unique dialog between nature, civilization, the history of art and new technologies.


 
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