Artist Statement

 "Rabbit: Stage 1," photograph of drawing with bioluminescent bacteria

"Rabbit: Stage 1," photograph of drawing with bioluminescent bacteria

Art and science have always been mutually inclusive for me.  As a practicing artist and scientist, my approach to art incorporates science through the use of creative and innovative techniques and methodology.  I reinterpret science as art.   I am also intrigued with collaborative processes in art.

During my artistic career I have worked in various media including painting, drawing, digital media, video, music & sound, and multi-media installations.

In 2003 I began to incorporate the use of photography with my love of drawing to capture images created with bioluminescent bacteria – bacteria which produces its own light.  My art reflects the technological and artistic challenges presented through working with living organisms.

More recently, I have expanded the application and use of bioluminescent light to more complex works including figurative compositions (portraits; nudes).  Some of my newer work depicts my keen interest in surreal imagery and symbolism.

 

Science serves as a vehicle for expressing my creativity and artistry.  Art serves as a motivation for me to interpret our living world.

My art continues to fuel my desire to explore, research, investigate, and discover new and different ways of expression.   I expect it to be ever present, and forever evolving.

 "Ascension of the Souls," photograph by the light of bioluminescent bacteria

"Ascension of the Souls," photograph by the light of bioluminescent bacteria

 "X Chromosome," photograph by the light of bioluminescent bacteria

"X Chromosome," photograph by the light of bioluminescent bacteria

© 2017 Hunter Cole