Instead of Homo sapiens, a better name for our species might be Homo imago consors – the image-makers. Humans have been creating images, for a variety of reasons, for at least 30,000 years. It may be the one thing that truly distinguishes us from other species. The challenge of every visual artist is to create images with as much impact as those on the wall of the Chauvet-Pont-d’Arc cave.
My particular interest is in the surprising connection between our sense of the aesthetic and the universality of underlying physical laws. Other work explores the relationship between form, function and design and the discovery of hidden beauty in transitional forms. Some images draw on my experience in land use planning and environmental conservation.
After growing up in New Hampshire, I studied at New College (Florida), the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and the San Francisco Art Institute. I’ve worked in digital imaging at Kodak and Hewlett-Packard and managed R&D in the data storage, telecommunications and medical device industries. My base is in the San Francisco Bay Area.
© Douglas G. Stinson