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Crazy Old Man by Crigger Crazy Old Man :iconcrigger:Crigger 1 1 Nikki Learns the Art of Machiavellian Negotiations by Crigger Nikki Learns the Art of Machiavellian Negotiations :iconcrigger:Crigger 1 1 Childhood Memories of Allosaurus by Crigger Childhood Memories of Allosaurus :iconcrigger:Crigger 1 0 Profile drawing based on a sculpture attributed to by Crigger Profile drawing based on a sculpture attributed to :iconcrigger:Crigger 0 0 Predatory by Crigger Predatory :iconcrigger:Crigger 0 0 Fire Hydrant located outside the Cornish Pumping a by Crigger Fire Hydrant located outside the Cornish Pumping a :iconcrigger:Crigger 0 0 Creature Sighting at Schmeeckle Reserve, Stevens P by Crigger Creature Sighting at Schmeeckle Reserve, Stevens P :iconcrigger:Crigger 0 0 Metal Monster Sighting at Pine Mountain Jump by Crigger Metal Monster Sighting at Pine Mountain Jump :iconcrigger:Crigger 0 0 After da Vinci III by Crigger After da Vinci III :iconcrigger:Crigger 0 1 Unseen Evil by Crigger Unseen Evil :iconcrigger:Crigger 2 2 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 13 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 2 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

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Gunslinging Scorpion Lady by HEARTZMD Gunslinging Scorpion Lady :iconheartzmd:HEARTZMD 676 68 Taste the Rainbow by Ariane-Saint-Amour Taste the Rainbow :iconariane-saint-amour:Ariane-Saint-Amour 294 16 Orange and Pink by Ariane-Saint-Amour Orange and Pink :iconariane-saint-amour:Ariane-Saint-Amour 248 13 Zen Fox Kit by thrumyeye Zen Fox Kit :iconthrumyeye:thrumyeye 1,974 78 dream-vigil by AllieHartley dream-vigil :iconalliehartley:AllieHartley 50 9 Radiant by AllieHartley Radiant :iconalliehartley:AllieHartley 13 6 sit down close to me by Aledgan
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sit down close to me :iconaledgan:Aledgan 790 58
Castlevania - Action! by adelhaid Castlevania - Action! :iconadelhaid:adelhaid 1,741 210 Fragile by endegor
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Fragile :iconendegor:endegor 219 33
Agreeing to Disagree - Fox Fight by thrumyeye Agreeing to Disagree - Fox Fight :iconthrumyeye:thrumyeye 578 39 Triss Merigold Witcher Cosplay by shproton Triss Merigold Witcher Cosplay :iconshproton:shproton 2,644 139 Renewal by timscottart Renewal :icontimscottart:timscottart 24 0 Kirin by MariannaInsomnia Kirin :iconmariannainsomnia:MariannaInsomnia 419 11 Lady Death Cover by Elias-Chatzoudis Lady Death Cover :iconelias-chatzoudis:Elias-Chatzoudis 1,139 28 I Shot Myself 1969 II by brigham
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I Shot Myself 1969 II :iconbrigham:brigham 4,836 46
Sunny portrait of Martha by photoport
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Sunny portrait of Martha :iconphotoport:photoport 2,416 70

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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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timscottart Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the favorite 
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MagicFool64 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the+fav Hug 
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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
Thanks for the +fav 
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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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s m i l e . t h e . g o l d e n . c o l o u r s . o f . a u t u m n  . a r e . o u t s i d e . =)=)

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NSolanki Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015   Photographer
Thank you for the favourite add :)
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