Gerald Grow Art Collections
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Artwork by Gerald Grow
Each image may be purchased as a canvas print, framed print, metal print, and more! Every purchase comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Gum Swamp by Gerald Grow
Fabric Nebula by Gerald Grow
Two Fire Trucks Roar through an Intersection by Gerald Grow
Song of the Magnolia by Gerald Grow
Light Flight 1 by Gerald Grow
Emerging by Gerald Grow
After the Storm by Gerald Grow
Fire Twirlers by Gerald Grow
Singing the Sunrise by Gerald Grow
The Visible Air 3 by Gerald Grow
Bao on a White Plate by Gerald Grow
Light Experiment 12 by Gerald Grow
Dancer of Light by Gerald Grow
A Struck Bell Never Stops Ringing by Gerald Grow
On the Edge of Night by Gerald Grow
Weaving of Light by Gerald Grow
Fire Truck 2 by Gerald Grow
Rattlesnake Circle by Gerald Grow
The Visible Air 4 by Gerald Grow
Tunnel of Light 1 by Gerald Grow
Net for the Fish of Light by Gerald Grow
Blue Nebula by Gerald Grow
A Net to Catch a Rose In by Gerald Grow
Passionflower opening 2 by Gerald Grow
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About Gerald Grow
When I retired from college teaching in 2009, I wanted to recapture some of the joy and freedom I felt as a boy playing with whatever came to hand. What came to hand was a small, inexpensive digital camera, so I set out to see what I could make it do -- for no other reason than that it made me happy.
I am a retired journalism professor and long-time Florida resident. I have published many articles and one book. I have exhibited photographs and drawings and am an internationally unrecognized cartoonist.
I began moving the camera as a way of having fun with images – just to see what would happen. 10,000 images later, I found that I was a practitioner of the art of ICM – “Intentional Camera Movement” photography.
These pictures use lights as luminous brushes and the camera as a canvas that moves. Lights, color, space, reflections, lens, motion, timing, rhythm, and the emotional quality of the movement interfuse with the electronics of the camera in unpredictable ways to produce images that range from weird to beatific. The result is a mixture of the orderly and the unpredictable that makes unique patterns -- patterns you might call chaordic, made of order and chaos together.
In some cases, I crop out a piece of a picture and fold it to bring out the symmetry it implies. “A Struck Bell Never Stops Ringing” is an example of this symmetry. Most images are used unaltered, just as the camera produced them – like the radiant Sun-Eye pair and “Yes to Everything!”
I use the camera in an unusual way, but I do not invent these images. They are pictures of things that are really there. This grounding in reality helps save me from the trendy stereotyping that sometimes knocks on the door dressed like creativity.
I spend long periods wandering around inside these images, learning what they are, how they came about, what they express. This wandering through visual space has given me time to think about how art invites contemplative unknowing – unplugging from the mind’s endlessly helpful categorization of experience, visiting a space beyond worry, beyond thought, at the cusp of something grand and beautiful that had till now been disguised as ordinary life.
In its heart, everything is a mystery -- and evocative images help us explore that mystery, and celebrate it.
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