My artist training is very heavy in traditional methods of drawing and painting. It is natural for me to work with pen and ink, though I've spent a significant amount of time in all mediums. I've become interested in melding the old-school technique of hand drawn, classical images with a more contemporary representation.
My works, I hope, will create the sense of being a time traveler - moving both forward and backwards in time. These images don't HAVE to be hand drawn, but that's the medium I've chosen. This is Jean Baudrillard's simulacra in action: depicting or copying something that had no original to begin with, or no longer has an original. In some ways, this copy becomes the true original.
- Lado Pochkhua