"As an artist, I seek subjects that are precarious, integrated, or symmetrical in their balance. They may be paradigms depicting momentary precipices, or passing testaments. These traits motivate the underpinning of my work. I seek to create images that achieve meaningful pause, an esthetic arrest... Just as a painter sometimes under-paints by design, and out of other reasons, or needs - I seek the hidden images unmade beneath the surfaces of my image captures of other matter. No original image is only as it appears. Not for me now. When I can dissect a pixel - I can grow a dream... All being told, I convey findings along the passageway of my life... My labors should be judged as examples of my human experience and curiosity."
"I believe there is beauty to be found here – also, the uncomplicated courage of curiosity, and imagination, married into imagery that sings organic, cosmic, emotions, and even spiritually. We are all born for the wonders of this world to experience. It is my hope – a part of such an idea is what I have created here, so far in this life. I believe still, not the best that is left in me has been expressed – so I carry on from this point. I seek sincerely to ascertain and resolve issues I seek openly to face. We all share in what we dare. May, for the most part, our best efforts still exist before us..."
"All my newest explorations conjure up what I call a, 'Repaletting of my Digital Soup Recipes...' This process begins with the, 'Digitalization,' of a captured (or previously created) images. These artifacts - this creation of an image digitally induced, must be set, and saved, within the parameters of a digital file, on a computer's hard drive, a Flash drive, or other means of information capture and storage. I use what is known as the .tiff format (Tagged Image File Format). This is a digital image's negative, or slide, so to speak. '.tiff,' was developed by Aldus, now under the umbrella of Adobe Systems®. Once I have saved an image - made of hundreds of thousands of pixels (sometimes millions) - I can rearrange the values of those pixels to create my digital soup (Barney Davey, Art Purvayor, and media writer, coined the phrase, 'Convergent Media,' for the gathering and merging of multi-sourced media). I still do not always rely on multi-sourced media, as much as I might use multiple digitized images as ingredients stirring into my Digital Soup recipes.
"On any count, From that soup, I often reorganize the pixelage, and give them new values - creating completely fresh image constitutions - expressing a thoroughly unique quality, and range, of both character and meaning. My digital renderings grow out my PhotoShop CS3&4 color palettes (presently exercising in a multiple Color Space, and running a 64-Bit OS. I continue to explore both new and older image captures... I enjoy the rediscovery of the underlying new potential of works from my past..."
"So, having said what I have declared so far - it is apparent, the rules are not the same in the art world today, as the in times I grew up within, professionally, 39 years ago. Electronic and Internet exhibitions, of many statures, have now sprung up all around the planet. They engage artist's ideas and renderings via the constituting of electronic exhibitions - generating new art nearly as quickly as artists can create it - thus reforming the roles of art's presence in these contemporary days. The language of this digital movement I engage in changes with the seasons. I have had and have still - my own share of hanging art on walls for finite periods. More often, now, I get flashed on screens around the world 24/7/365. I am uploaded, downloaded (with and without permission), stolen from (then & now), copied, incorporated, borrowed from, and honestly pondered over - all the while, I may be on a walk down my country road, or sleeping after a tough late-evening/early-morning file editing session..."
"What You Do is What You Are to Me-What You Dream is Who You Are to You" - BMM
"I am what I dream. If my spirit is low, distracted, and burdened by what I can't seem to control - such uneasiness will be reflected in my dreams. When I dream of art, and I am lucid enough to bring a piece of that back into my waking hours - I record all of it I can. Then I reevaluate my present days, and consider all those harmonious elements that must have assisted me in my, 'Art Dream.' It is from this tale of introspection that exposes to me, 'the truer side of my life,' and I attempt to grasp and hold on to these moments, while striving to build upon them. Whenever my dreams are filled with angst and discordance - I am reminded upon awakening that I, again, have labor to tally in bringing balance back into my everyday realm... It is a never-ending struggle for equilibrium, and, such is life to embrace!
Put another way - As I told my friend, Anatoli; I meditate, in the mornings, in the first few hours of consciousness. My most creative facility comes to me in the latter vestiges that day’s waking hours. I forever try, each period before I sleep, making a mental list of notions, or problems, to resolve during my subsequent quiet hours. If I am triumphant, to any degree - I will either know so immediately upon reawakening, or, it takes that subsequent fresh day of hours and mindful thought - to reach a distinctive, or amended, reflection. This, sometimes, brings a reversal of my previous pose upon an issue, other times, only it's color is altered - or, my previous conclusions are steadfast and reinforced... So I would suggest to anyone, who is trying to come to any decision – ‘Sleep on It,’ for as long as possible, but, if the time is now for action – then handle it as you should today – and not as you might have in times before…" - bmm
"On the face of it, I usually look at life simply, and I try to keep to the basics - when it comes to the technical processes I now endeavor. In first grade, I was ridiculed for being stubborn - by choosing to be a southpaw when, I, like everyone else in my class, could write right-handed. I decided I didn't want to be like everyone else. It seems like I've always gone against the grain every since. As a maturing artist, when I became wholly convinced that my forward-seeming success, as an artist, had more to do with politics, and brown-nosing - who I knew, or how my road had been traveled... I turned my back on those vain processes and narrow concepts. It was time to just let go of my earlier belief systems."
"I am still stubborn in my own way to this day. Life continues to influence me, but I no longer have a truest need of its acknowledgment. That, 'want,' is too filtering upon the clarity of my most natural inclinations. I only need a small space to share in this portion of time in which I exist. It is painful, for me, that my art can only, only glimpse - at this world where poverty, hunger, social and economic injustice - all seem to have the upper hand upon our civilization... Still, our societies are filled with new and great warriors, who rail up against these sorrowful tribulations that must be set forth into the pages of our passing history, and not remain a spectrum through which we see our coming future days."
"I will always do what I can, and look for the greater good I have yet to have a hand upon. Art is a medium whose creators can come from the bowels of, the 'Lost Boy' soldiers in Africa - the same as it can draw from an uneducated mother of five in Appalachia - or a child's natural singing skills in Siberia, or finally, a grandfather's weave work - practiced on the tip of a Pacific Island chain the same as generations before him. In that sense, I believe what I do as an artist can be shared, and appreciated, by any human being who recognizes, and celebrates, creativity as part of the Human Spirit. Art expression paints a uniqueness upon our struggling species. So, with all the problems in the world we have, I truly believe it is important for me to play a part, as an artist, by representing a bit of what we all can be."
"I make no excuses for who I am, or how I live. I know I can do more to improve the human condition... Part of that responsibility is to polish up the being that is me - so I may shine the positive traits of my capabilities. I will never have enough of them - but I choose to show I am exercising always, and striving to be more. I believe the process of art-making represents an engaging representation of life's possibilities. It connects the sustenances of movement, recognizable amendments of self-identity, and the spirituality of of my humanity. In the outflow, there is a knowing
crescendothat guides my best sense of these undertakings I endeavor. I hope my verve reverbates into its truest value in the efforts I still have left in my fair existence.
"As to a final philosophy - I refer my work as art, but others may have their own opinions. I do what I do, as a ritual I have parlayed into demonstrated visual terms for nearly five decades. I believe it a duty for each of us - to express, and understand his, and her, own vision. For myself, my vocation is nearly like an aberration of an intersection, where my dreams, imagination, and reality collide - rather autobiographically. I try to follow my own course to this panorama. I allow my perceptions of our world to have their own speak. I honor ebb and flow... I am here for as far as this journey goes. I am curious to witness what I have yet to come across - passing through my examinations and tribulations. In conclusion - if any nearby cosmos's collide - I hope I am clearly in their way." - Brad Michael Moore
I apologize for any grammatical errors you may find in my statements or on the pages of my website - I am my own worse editor… Sometimes, it takes a friend to point out what claptrap there may be I have missed - over and over. I do constantly edit, sometimes daily. Just as I may print a single image in five variations over a workweek (and like them all equally), so too, shall I proclaim the rights to reexamine my thoughts, and re-clarify my positions...
"I am only human - a labor in movement, for as long as progress can be made. As to the end of this, let me say I seek making images fresh to my own eyes. Last year, I have experimented with the concept of, "Rolling Creative Output," where I binge-create for days on end... The idea was to generate bodies of creative work with, 'similarity tracings,' to one another. Examples are my, "Sa'she'ahna'," and, "It's Your Main Pain," Series. However, aside from these works, in my precision, I do not try, primarily, emulating pathways from one artwork to another. In each session, I embark on new efforts… I am in quest of amazing endeavors I have never perceived so truthfully before - to a certain extent, very much dissimilar to my last session's venture. This is how I witness my world - something incredibly different on my menu - each and everyday! I may well live on the same ground... I most likely will adhere to the same reoccurring rituals, each belonging to my particular approach to living life; but when it comes to my art - I am seeking liberation from all other aspects of ordinary circumstances appending to my humdrum survival. There is no glitz to exist; there are only truths before me to comprehend. To this end, I pose for my piece of Humble Pie..."