With just a week left before the Red Dot Auction, we wanted to share with you the stories of the artists who have donated art work (or in some cases, more than one) to this year’s Red Dot Auction. This fundraiser, now in its sixth year, benefits the programs of the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity. Today we feature artist Jimm Nawrocki.
My current work is mixed media collage with a facial or figurative imagery focus.
I generally start out with an image that I have manipulated with the computer and print out this image on my ink jet printer. I then take that image, make different versions of it through additional manipulations, and cut and paste parts of these versions onto the original image to create a new image. I will also add different elements, tape, googly eyes, stickers, news print, wire mesh, cardboard or whatever, to the image to change it even more.
I don’t know that I have a specific goal or end result in mind when I go through this building process. I am very much drawn to making the image into something else, pushing it into a different direction, and just seeing what happens. I want my creation to have a certain ambiguity or uncertainty. My art should express a range of ideas and give the viewer something to think about.
This is Jimm’s sixth year contributing a work to the Red Dot Auction; will you go home with it? Ticket’s available at ChuckJonesCenter.org/RedDot. Pre-bidding is now available at Heritage Auctions, click here to place your bids