Artist Statement
I grew up loving to watch my Dad take photos of weddings in the 60s, a supplemental income from his day job. Spending nights in the darkroom with him …watching, and looking at lots of photo magazines around the house. I started taking more slide photos of my own in 70s. Then, in the 90s - along came digital, and I was intrigued with the prospect of manipulation. Now, here comes smartphones and it’s just amazing what can be done.
I have been taking photos for 40 years. Smartphone Apps and lenses have made the amount of work and time much quicker. You can take and hold thousands of pictures on your phone. I fuse them together, much like the old double exposure process used to, but in an instant. Today I’m fusing 4 to 5 photo layers together using photos of my surroundings. Moving images between many different Apps depending on what I prefer to do with the image. I prefer the square format and still like a smaller pixel size when printing.
I refer to myself as a self-taught, Multi-Media Artist, because I also enjoy creating art assemblages made of recycled materials, as well as experimenting with video and playing guitar. I moved to Wichita in 1974, worked at the Wichita Art Association (Center For The Arts) for 17 years, USD259, Go Away Garage, and then Vertigo 232 Gallery (founder and Gallery Director). I have been in gallery art exhibitions around the state of Kansas since 1998. I am also a founding member of “Id-ology”- A group of 7 artists that make art with recycled materials.
I hope you enjoy Tap to Edit.
 
Thank You For Supporting The Arts in Wichita.
Instagram @mswalk5art

Images Copyright Mark Walker
"Purple Dining Dream," Digital Print
"Purple Dining Dream," Digital Print
"Thoughts of Africa," Digital Print
"Thoughts of Africa," Digital Print
"Mahalo Cicada," Digital Print
"Mahalo Cicada," Digital Print
"Into the Light," Digital Print
"Into the Light," Digital Print
"Robota Vs Legoman," Digital Print
"Robota Vs Legoman," Digital Print
"Stormtroopers," Digital Print
"Stormtroopers," Digital Print
"Ukulele Attack," Digital Print
"Ukulele Attack," Digital Print
"The Candy Man," Digital Print
"The Candy Man," Digital Print
"Mop This Mess Up," Digital Print
"Mop This Mess Up," Digital Print
"Invisible Red Head," Digital Print
"Invisible Red Head," Digital Print
"I," Digital Print
"I," Digital Print
"Bubbles From Above," Digital Print
"Bubbles From Above," Digital Print
"Future In Bever," Digital Print
"Future In Bever," Digital Print
"Acoustic Selfie," Digital Print
"Acoustic Selfie," Digital Print
"Selected Power," Digital Print
"Selected Power," Digital Print
"My World," Digital Print
"My World," Digital Print
"Dining De –Light," Digital Print
"Dining De –Light," Digital Print
"Clown Nose," Digital Print
"Clown Nose," Digital Print
"Lounging In The Surreal," Digital Print
"Lounging In The Surreal," Digital Print
"Orange D," Digital Print
"Orange D," Digital Print
"Who Will Own The Moon?," Digital Print
"Who Will Own The Moon?," Digital Print
"751 Ark," Digital Print
"751 Ark," Digital Print
"Fade To Pink," Digital Print
"Fade To Pink," Digital Print
"Dreamland Rock," Digital Print
"Dreamland Rock," Digital Print
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