ART

From time to time we catch a glimpse of who we think we “really” are, the exhilaration and excitement of recognizing something that seems ourselves and yet larger than ourselves at the same time. It is this “something” that fuels my passion both in the process of art and in its subject matter. Art—in process and product—can be revelatory. That revelation may be uncomfortable, or even disturbing, but it always has the power to transform.

I’m primarily a digital artist. I take a photograph in the moment—capture the feel of a place or the look of a person—and I build something new from there by adding in layers of other photographs I’ve also taken. I work intuitively, and the final result is almost always a surprise compared to where I thought I wanted to go in the beginning of a project! But that is part of the fun. And the revelation.

My work has appeared in shows in the US and Canada, the journals The New Post-LiterateEmDash, Eyedrum Periodically, and the upcoming anthology Luminous by Synclectic Press. I’ve also been a cover artist for Sopher Press and I’m featured with the Guerrilla Artists Group.

Digital Art (including Vispo): 

 

Eternal Childhood iPhoneography Series:

The glimpse we get of the self that is larger than the self, the self that can be discovered through the eyes of our inner child when we give her or him space to play….

 

Exhibitions

2015

Element, Brick Row Gallery, Cornelius, NC

2014

The Power of Labeling, The Incluseum, online exhibition

Zalop: Illusory Correspondence Art, Eyedrum, Atlanta

‘Convergence’, Brick Row Gallery, Cornelius, NC

Big Art Comes in Small Packages, Peter Street Fine Arts Gallery, Orillia, Ontario

2013

Small Works Invitational, Brick Row Gallery, Cornelius, NC

2010

Plastic Exhibition, Eyedrum, Atlanta

Slick Willy: BP’s Oil Slick, Archetype Art Gallery, Atlanta

Madison Area Open Art Studios Visual Poetry Exhibition, Madison, Wisconsin

VISPO, Eyedrum, Atlanta

Bibliography/Media

2015

Exhibit shows art ‘elements’, interview, The Herald Weekly

Erotic Faith: Desire, Suffering, & Transformation in the Incarnational Theology of Wendy Farley, Mari Kim, Ed., Upland: Sopher, 2015, book cover  forthcoming

2014

The Artists of ‘Convergence’ Opening Friday at Brick Row, interview, DavidsonNews.net

2013

Lovely Tents of Jacob: the Vagina in Scripture, Erica L. Martin, Upland: Sopher, 2013, book cover

2010

Artist Spotlight: Melissa D. Johnston, May 9, 2010, The Art Gardner

Ten Minutes with Visual Poet Melissa Johnston, interview, Ennyman’s Territory

 Collections

Works held in private collections in the United States and Canada.