Mark A. Cole

"Art with a unique sense of balance between the past and present."

I have always been intrigued by the aging process of old photographs and prints from their unique saturation of colors to the distressed look brought upon by human touch and handling. The greatest influence to these pieces is the daguerreotype process, yet the natural stylization and inherent sense of decay in the image are what provide its character. My process is manipulating my photographs by transferring the image to a canvas or board and applying different mediums like watercolors, dyes, pastels, etc. This gives my art a unique aged and distressed effect which provides a sense of balance between the past and present. I apply this process to my subject matter, which I enjoy doing landscapes, nature, and people.

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