John Chakeres: 25 Palmer

  • ©2000, John Chakeres, 25 Palmer



25 Palmer


SIGGRAPH 2000: Art Gallery

Creation Year:



Iris Print


24 inches x 36 inches


2D & Wall-Hung

Artist Statement:

I’ve always treated the content of my photographs and digital images as found objects. Photographic film’s ability to record objects with high definition and fidelity has always attracted me. With the camera, I come across a natural scene and record it with great clarity. It is, in essence, a found object or objects, if you will. With digital imaging, I have the ability to bring into the computer pieces of old artworks (history) and collected objects (touchstones), which I can then layer and collage to create new works of art with the same clarity and fidelity as my photographs. One could say it gives me the ability to appropriate or sample myself.