[FISEA’93] Artist Statement: Amy Arntson — Ode to Yves

Artist Statement

As an artist, educator and communicator I am interested in mixed media, multidisciplinary investigations using computer, photography and painting techniques. The computer has a non linear nature that can access, assimilate and manipulate visual data, scrambling notions of time and place. Combining old and new techniques with old and new visual images is a way of investigating the links between who we have been and who we are becoming. Nostalgia for a world of firmly fixed values mingles with curiosity and faith in newly emerging forms. Ode to Yves (Yves Tanguy) sets a computer manipulated duratrans image as a backlit screen for a surrealistic space. This space is created inside a house/temple structure equipped with fresnel lenses for magnification.

AMY E. ARNTSON, Artist; Professor, Art Department Chairperson, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI, USA