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FACULTY SHOW 2009: Recent Work by SRJC Faculty

November 5 - December 12, 2009


Joseph McDonald, Blickensderfer
digitally altered photograph on canvas, 30" x 42" 2007

Artist Statement

My current artwork reflects my desire to go beyond straight photography and combine elements of collage, photography, printmaking and the application of digital technology to the artistic process. I want to blend the traditional with the new in a seamless almost non-photographic image. Like a musician who might paste and blend layers of different instruments or sounds, my images are composed in the same manner. The objects I photograph are only starting points for my images and I then layer and blend them together. When successful, the images are simple, akin to an Irish melody, and are reflected in the beauty of the print, the final object.

Teaching Philosophy

My teaching philosophy combines my enthusiasm and passion for the subject of art and photography with my respect and high regard for all students My philosophy is pretty straightforward teach my students as I would want to be taught- with enthusiasm, knowledge, and utilizing positive reinforcement with the realization that we are all learning from each other to varying degrees and on different levels.

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