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Visual Education as Self Discovery Eric Atkinson and the Transatlanic Ripple Effect by Terry Graff

Visual Education as Self Discovery Eric Atkinson and the Transatlanic Ripple Effect by Terry Graff

The many synchronistic events experienced over the course of my career in the visual arts have never failed to astound me, their inexplicable resonance suggesting the possibility of a harmonizing principle or benevolent intelligence at work in the universe. Perhaps when visual art is the focus of one’s life, one’s sensibility is automatically attuned to seek out and find meaningful patterns at every turn, to uncover purpose and discover art in the unconscious unfoldings of human experience beneath the surface of daily life.

Summary of Rudy Sparkhul’s Thesis:

Rudy Sparkuhl has been primarily a photo realist, creating paintings as seen through his own personal involvement and philosophical interpretation in a high realism style. Rudy asks us, does the non-interpretive nature of photo realism reveal the visual potential of common objects/scenes, therefore giving them value?