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All dressed up to go into town 10/20/2013 11:39AM by Crigger
All dressed up to go into town 10/20/2013 11:39AM
All dressed up to go into town…
Some of the MANY monsters at Haunted Hollow, Weyauwega, WI 10/20/2013 11:39AM

photograph, cropped, enlarged, logo added, and a dash of photoshop magic
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Area around McDill Pond, Stevens Point,WI 4/5/2012 by Crigger
Area around McDill Pond, Stevens Point,WI 4/5/2012
Area around McDill Pond, Stevens Point, WI when it was largely drained for dam repairs.
4/5/2012 4:54PM

photograph, cropped, enlarged, logo added
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“It can be useful to think of yourself as horse and rider. The horse is your emotions, which are impulsive and full of energy, but if left unrestrained will lead you to destruction. The rider is your mind, which provide discipline and focus, and can be used to steer yourself towards the achievement of your goals.” –Philosopher Pimp

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Craig Walkowicz
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
Craig C. Walkowicz
Artist Statement (written years ago, some things have changed)

Although technology has changed dramatically through the ages, basic core humanity has not as we still have the same basic needs and desires (food, friendship, sex, etc.) and questions (Who am I? How do I relate to the world I live in? What happens when I die?). In my art I provide the characters with, or as symbols, and give hints about their moods and actions, but leave the ultimate interpretation to the viewer. There are many aspects of the human condition that I am interested in, which has led to a wide range of subject matter that addresses things such as; gender relationships, voyeurism, child-like wonder, death, paradoxes, and self-identity.

My current work has been largely merging three different kinds of artistic styles; cartoon-like imagery, machine manipulated imagery, and traditional naturalistic rendering. Using alternative styles in the same piece allows me to challenge the viewer visually and symbolically in ways that I couldn’t do with one style alone. My explorations with different styles over the years have given me a huge variety of ways to express the idea of people, places, and things.

After getting the initial concept for a painting, then begins the time-consuming process of actually making the painting look like I want it to. Using photographs and drawings for references, I pre-plan my composition, manipulating and changing the various elements before transferring the final design to canvas. I like to achieve a balance of organic forms and mathematical geometry combined with idea of “less is more.” Often breaking down the figures and landscape into clearly differentiated fields of color and texture, I like to create spatial depth yet simultaneously contradict the space by compressing it into the two-dimensional picture plane. My paint qualities range from watercolor-like glazes to highly textured areas of flat color, and variations in between. The differences in the paint handling draw attention to the two-dimensional picture plane.

I strive to create work that lets the viewer interact with the piece by allowing them to create their own narrative by using the characters, symbols, and spaces provided, with the possibility of generating new and different narratives.
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:iconcocotte-vero91:
Cocotte-Vero91 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Professional General Artist
thank you +fav Hug 
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Mordok78 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave!
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Lookoo Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi Crigger, the ladies say thanks for the fave!
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Crigger Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Professional General Artist
:)
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abmajor1 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fave!!
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sirenabonita Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
:wave:  did the sign work?
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Crigger Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Professional General Artist
What sign?
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sirenabonita Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
"will have sex with pretty women...."
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:iconcrigger:
Crigger Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Professional General Artist
not yet, but I'm trying!
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DrAndrei Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for faving my deviation "Spike"! :)
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