Howard Rotblat-Walker

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My recent work involves creating large compositions of iterated or repeated images from my photos. These pieces resemble kaleidoscopes, fans, mandalas and other geometric designs.
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I feel creatively fulfilled producing distinctive and striking photographic abstractions, particularly architectural. Architecture is a strong interest of mine as well as the subject of many images. While seeking to capture elements or perspectives of a location, my goal is an image that transcends place; to give a sense of the subject without being a singular description of it. My direction changed radically after seeing an exhibit in Venice, 2012 featuring the Swiss photographer, Beatrice Helg. Her captivating photographic compositions reawakened my early interest in the compositions by Jerry Uelsmann and completely shifted my focus to creating photo-based digital compositions. Creating compositions allows me to combine photography and my long-standing interests in abstract art, architecture, geometric transformations, and pushing the boundaries of computer software.

Most recently I have been creating compositions of what I call iterated or repeated images from either sections of my photos or even using the full-frame image. These pieces resemble kaleidoscopes, fans, mandalas, and other geometric designs.

While I have received degrees from the Illinois Institute of Technology and the University of Chicago, my photography is autodidactic. I have/have had artist memberships in and exhibited at the Providence Art Club, the RI Center for Photographic Art, the Imago Foundation for the Arts/Imago Gallery, the Attleboro Arts Museum, the Wickford Art Association, the Newport Photographers' Guild, the Newport Art Museum, the Bristol Art Museum, and Art Night Bristol-Warren winning numerous awards.

Photo abstractions, digital compositions
2021
Fission
Cityscape
Mandala luna
Arch Fan-tasy
Primary #3
Dusk (from the Quotidian Cycle)
Recursive Light
Meditation
Pyramid