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MI: What brought you to a career as an artist?
CC: I think deep down inside I always knew that I would be an artist. Art was always my favorite class in school and I used to practice drawing on my own. Following my father__™s footsteps, I went to college to study engineering, but two years into the curriculum I just knew that it was not my calling and switched my major to study art. At the same time I also studied another passion of mine, music. I graduated with enough credits for a major in music as well as art.
MI: How would you characterize your identity as an artist?
CC: My unique painting style emerged from my interest in physics and music. The paintings depict visual sequences of colored geometries that represents the way energy moves into form.
It begins with the idea of representing the mystery of nature and the cosmos at the pre-quantum and metaphysical level (physics). The multiple layers of vibrant colors and shapes emanate the resonant harmony of nature__™s underlying source of information and energy that we cannot see with the naked eye. It represents the essence of nature__™s radiant energy as it moves into form (music). I know that this idea sounds very serious but much of my work also has a fun and whimsical quality.
MI: Where do you feel you are in the development of your career, and where do you want to be?
CC: At a local level my work is recognized but on a regional and national scale I am at the very beginning stages as an emerging artist. I see my growth as an artist not just on a career level, but also a personal level. Being able to expand and share my work on a larger scale will ultimately enrich me as a person as well as an artist.
MI: Do you use a technique, medium or approach which is unique in its own right?
CC: My ___3D___ painting technique is very unique and fun for the viewer. The multiple layers of abstract geometrically shaped brushstrokes used in my work create a sense of texture and depth. A few years ago, I discovered that these layers of color are visually enhanced when viewed with special 3D glasses. I now display the glasses during exhibits as a fun way of viewing the work.
MI: How do you see Minds Island fitting in to your marketing strategy.
CC: I originally joined Minds Island in order to have a web presence and have my work viewed by a larger audience. Many artists cannot afford to set up and maintain their own web site and Minds Island is a very cost effective alternative. I have since discovered that Minds Island has also become a great networking resource. This year I have had the pleasure of personally meeting some the staff members. They have great ideas and a genuine desire to be a source for helping artists.