Dream Landscapes by Michael Frank
presented by Digitalis Magazine
As an artist with nearly two decades of executive experience in Advertising, it now gives me pleasure to renew my interests in Digital art, and indulge the needs of my creative persona, exploring more of my inner universe. My work is often motivated by my adventures in lucid dreaming, molding my perceptions into general “snapshots” of the dream landscape and other theoretical points of view. The early American landscape painters and explorers are a great inspiration for me, and I see a parallel connection between exploration and the concept of “mapping the interior” of new “territory” and mental realms. Such virtual applications as 3D design are an excellent metaphor for detailing the inner dimensions of perception, and as an artist, I’m endlessly fascinated with the possibilities for fulfillment in this arena. I design my work to convey a comfortable intimacy when viewed as small images, yet they have a commanding presence all their own when viewed at the fullest sizes of their capacity; most of my images exceed 8 feet in width or height. The Mental Landscape is the central theme of my work, the body of the Earth as an eternal stage, viewed from the mind’s eye, or the far-reaching awareness of the psyche.