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View from Glidden Lake State Forest Campground, Mi by Crigger View from Glidden Lake State Forest Campground, Mi :iconcrigger:Crigger 2 0 Welcoming Committee by Crigger Welcoming Committee :iconcrigger:Crigger 12 2 Detail of a Mining Excavator Bucket by Crigger Detail of a Mining Excavator Bucket :iconcrigger:Crigger 1 0 Contemporary Politics in America 2017 by Crigger Contemporary Politics in America 2017 :iconcrigger:Crigger 3 0 Around Downtown Stevens Point, WI 4/22/2017 6:23PM by Crigger Around Downtown Stevens Point, WI 4/22/2017 6:23PM :iconcrigger:Crigger 0 0 Remnant (from the Book of Criggerthulhu) by Crigger Remnant (from the Book of Criggerthulhu) :iconcrigger:Crigger 1 0 Around Downtown Stevens Point, WI 4/22/2017 6:31PM by Crigger Around Downtown Stevens Point, WI 4/22/2017 6:31PM :iconcrigger:Crigger 1 0 Around Marshfield, WI 11/26/2017 12:58PM by Crigger Around Marshfield, WI 11/26/2017 12:58PM :iconcrigger:Crigger 1 0 After da Vinci II by Crigger After da Vinci II :iconcrigger:Crigger 2 1 Authentic Civil War era bone playing re-enactor by Crigger Authentic Civil War era bone playing re-enactor :iconcrigger:Crigger 1 0 After da Vinci I by Crigger After da Vinci I :iconcrigger:Crigger 1 1 Primeval Deities: Kroktyl by Crigger Primeval Deities: Kroktyl :iconcrigger:Crigger 1 1 Negan from The Walking Dead, Funko Pop! Movies 390 by Crigger Negan from The Walking Dead, Funko Pop! Movies 390 :iconcrigger:Crigger 1 0 Fredo Corleone from The Godfather Pop! Movies 392 by Crigger Fredo Corleone from The Godfather Pop! Movies 392 :iconcrigger:Crigger 0 0 View from JordanPark StevensPoint WI 11/14/16 3:26 by Crigger View from JordanPark StevensPoint WI 11/14/16 3:26 :iconcrigger:Crigger 1 0 C.R.E.A.M. (Cash Rules Everything Around Me) by Crigger C.R.E.A.M. (Cash Rules Everything Around Me) :iconcrigger:Crigger 2 1

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View from Glidden Lake State Forest Campground, Mi

View from Glidden Lake State Forest Campground, Michigan 7/2/2017 6:38PM

photograph, cropped, enlarged, logo added
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Detail of a Mining Excavator Bucket

Detail of a Mining Excavator Bucket located outside the Cornish Pumping and Mining Museum, Iron Mountain, Michigan 7/3/2017 1:38PM

photomanipulation
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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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MagicFool64 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2017  Student Digital Artist
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Marivel87 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fave! :D
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kams-touch-art Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fav
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yume-no-yukari Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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TheManWithTheHat666 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015   General Artist
thank you very much for the fav!
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HoremWeb Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015   Photographer
thank you for the fav :)
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JACAC Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015

h e l l o . Graig:wave:

t h a n k . y o u . f o r . t h e . k i n d . :+fav: . =)

 

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NSolanki Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015   Photographer
Thank you for the favourite add :)
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Cocotte-Vero91 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Student General Artist
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Mordok78 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave!
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