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Gerald Grow - Fine Artist

Gerald Grow

Tallahassee, FL - United States

 
 
 

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Gerald Grow

Tallahassee, FL - United States

Gerald Grow - Fine Artist

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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.

These are photographs of
(what are all photographs of?)
light.

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Sunset Under the Pines by Gerald Grow
 

Sunset Under the Pines by Gerald Grow

Dark Sunset by Gerald Grow
 

Dark Sunset by Gerald Grow

Sunset Through the Pines by Gerald Grow
 

Sunset Through the Pines by Gerald Grow

Three Pines by Gerald Grow
 

Three Pines by Gerald Grow

Advent Flower by Gerald Grow
 

Advent Flower by Gerald Grow

Cantata No. 1 Voces Angelorum by Gerald Grow
 

Cantata No. 1 Voces Angelorum by Gerald Grow

Red Maples against a Blue Sky by Gerald Grow
 

Red Maples against a Blue Sky by Gerald Grow

Mystery Mall 1 by Gerald Grow
 

Mystery Mall 1 by Gerald Grow

Firelight Starlight by Gerald Grow
 

Firelight Starlight by Gerald Grow

The Tree with the Lights in It by Gerald Grow
 

The Tree with the Lights in It by Gerald Grow

Gum Swamp by Gerald Grow
 

Gum Swamp by Gerald Grow

2013-11-14-1 by Gerald Grow
 

2013-11-14-1 by Gerald Grow

2013-11-14-2 by Gerald Grow
 

2013-11-14-2 by Gerald Grow

After the Storm by Gerald Grow
 

After the Storm by Gerald Grow

Glory in the Morning Glory by Gerald Grow
 

Glory in the Morning Glory by Gerald Grow

The Sky Reflected in a Broken Mirror by Gerald Grow
 

The Sky Reflected in a Broken Mirror by Gerald Grow

Lightscape 12 by Gerald Grow
 

Lightscape 12 by Gerald Grow

Lightscape 11 by Gerald Grow
 

Lightscape 11 by Gerald Grow

Light Experiment 12 by Gerald Grow
 

Light Experiment 12 by Gerald Grow

Bao on a White Plate by Gerald Grow
 

Bao on a White Plate by Gerald Grow

Bean Sprouts by Gerald Grow
 

Bean Sprouts by Gerald Grow

Parsley on a Plate by Gerald Grow
 

Parsley on a Plate by Gerald Grow

Moon Sauce by Gerald Grow
 

Moon Sauce by Gerald Grow

Chopped Peppers by Gerald Grow
 

Chopped Peppers by Gerald Grow

Night-Blooming Cereus 1 by Gerald Grow
 

Night-Blooming Cereus 1 by Gerald Grow

Flag in the Wind by Gerald Grow
 

Flag in the Wind by Gerald Grow

Light Portal 2 by Gerald Grow
 

Light Portal 2 by Gerald Grow

Golden Bar by Gerald Grow
 

Golden Bar by Gerald Grow

Dancer of Light by Gerald Grow
 

Dancer of Light by Gerald Grow

Wondering About Green 1 by Gerald Grow
 

Wondering About Green 1 by Gerald Grow

Beneath the Surface 1 by Gerald Grow
 

Beneath the Surface 1 by Gerald Grow

Dancing Lights 1 by Gerald Grow
 

Dancing Lights 1 by Gerald Grow

Bands of Color 1 by Gerald Grow
 

Bands of Color 1 by Gerald Grow

Light Drawing 2 by Gerald Grow
 

Light Drawing 2 by Gerald Grow

Light Drawing 1 by Gerald Grow
 

Light Drawing 1 by Gerald Grow

Moonbird Triptych by Gerald Grow
 

Moonbird Triptych by Gerald Grow

Full Moon Rising from the Sea by Gerald Grow
 

Full Moon Rising from the Sea by Gerald Grow

Phases of the Moonbird by Gerald Grow
 

Phases of the Moonbird by Gerald Grow

Moonbirds Playing by Gerald Grow
 

Moonbirds Playing by Gerald Grow

Passionflower opening 2 by Gerald Grow
 

Passionflower opening 2 by Gerald Grow

Passionflower opening 1 by Gerald Grow
 

Passionflower opening 1 by Gerald Grow

Passionflower in Blueberry Patch by Gerald Grow
 

Passionflower in Blueberry Patch by Gerald Grow

Spring Roll Filling by Gerald Grow
 

Spring Roll Filling by Gerald Grow

Heart of the Sun All by Gerald Grow
 

Heart of the Sun All by Gerald Grow

Heart of the Sun 4 by Gerald Grow
 

Heart of the Sun 4 by Gerald Grow

Heart of the Sun 3 by Gerald Grow
 

Heart of the Sun 3 by Gerald Grow

Heart of the Sun 1 by Gerald Grow
 

Heart of the Sun 1 by Gerald Grow

Heart of the Sun 2 by Gerald Grow
 

Heart of the Sun 2 by Gerald Grow

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