Artist Statement & Biography
David G. Yocum
740.697.0674 firstname.lastname@example.org www.davidgyocum.com
I am creating images that will make you think, wonder, and look at the many facets of life, nature, and the everyday objects around us with a different perspective.
I start with a single image that I have photographed; manipulating it using the computer and various applications, sometimes adding elements from other photographs that I have taken. It is important for me to only use my own photographs, as it makes the work completely my own. I rarely know exactly where I am going to go when I start my creative process. The best way to describe it is that I experiment with the image until I feel I am heading in the right direction for that particular image or vision.
I manipulate my photographs to give viewers a different outlook on what is around us. I look at the images I have captured and imagine beyond what I see to something other than the obvious. Anyone with a cell phone can take a Snapshot, or someone with a Good Eye can capture a moment or the sense of being with their subject. I go beyond those with my imagination and interpretation of how I view a particular scene or subject.
There is no particular meaning or sense to my work, other than it makes you look at the everyday in a different manner.
2012 Master Gardeners Show 2nd Place
2012 Master Gardeners Show 3rd Place
2012 People’s Choice @ ZAAP Gallery
2011 People’s Choice @ ZAAP Gallery
2009 Bucci-Dietz Artist Award
2008 Zanesville Festival of Trees 3rd Place
2007 Zanesville Festival of Trees 1st Place
2006 Zanesville Festival of Trees 1st Place
Palmer Gallery, Muskingum University Fall 2015– New Concord, OH
Palmer Gallery, Muskingum University Winter 2015– New Concord, OH
Zanesville Appalachian Arts Project – Zanesville, OH
Photographer’s Show – Muskingum University Library, OH
The Manor House Art Show –Trinway, OH
Master Gardeners Show and Auction – Zanesville, OH
ARTCOZ 2012 Annual Juried Show – Zanesville, OH
Masonic Temple Photographers Show
Zane Trace Players’ Edgar Allen Poe Play and Art Show
Zanesville Appalachian Arts Project 2015 -
Zanesville Appalachian Arts Project Board of Directors 2008-2014
Artist Colony of Zanesville, ArtCOZ, Member 2012-Present
Operation Photo Rescue, OPR 2012-Present
Kellby One, Formerly National Association of Photoshop Professionals, 2009 to Present
Zanesville Times Recorder, Jul 2, 2010, Featured Artist at ZAAP
Zanesville Times Recorder, Dec 17, 2009, Bucci-Dietz Award
David Yocum joined Fine Art America on December 16th, 2013.