Back to:
last page

Prix 1987 - 2007

ORF Oberösterreich

Don McKay

On a PC, with basic two and three dimensional painting and drawing software, I construct, model, colour, light and develop shapes into objects that I eventually organize into images such as the one I named fBell'. Simple relationships of shapes, colours and textures in two and three dimensional space interest me most. I prefer to explain the pictures I make on the computer in terms I associate with my earlier paintings, with words such as balance and elegance and mystery. Social comment, hidden content or symbolism are not regularly part of my visual vocabulary and, although occasionally I imagine what it would be like to wander through the environments I make, my concerns are usually practical ones.

The process I use to develop my images is also simple. I begin with open space and construct an object. I change the form, build others, add colours and lights and texture, and move and vary units until the composition looks interesting. I save the image, and then move into the three dimensional picture space that I have created to discover other intriguing views. I continue to add, remove, change forms and save images. When the mystery of the space fades, the work is complete until some future time when I return to move into the space again and continue the process. (Don MacKay)