Kent Manske: Isms, Otics, and Ologies

  • ©2003, Kent Manske, Isms, Otics, and Ologies




Isms, Otics, and Ologies


SIGGRAPH 2003: CG03: Computer Graphics 2003

Creation Year:



Epson 2000P, Epson Archival Ink, Somerset Velvet 225 gsm.


19.5 inches x 14 inches x 1.5 inches


Artist Book

Artist Statement:

Introspection drives my need to create. Processing thoughts, ideas, and observations
is the nature of my studio activity. Through the creation of images and
objects, I explore my being and belongingness. This investigation helps me access
my own truths and facilitates my understanding of the world in a broader context.

I am an image maker who creates visual symbols as instruments to understand
and communicate feelings and perceptions. The works function as conscious
maps, providing visual routes for interpreting ideas and making meaning. Each
mark metaphorically documents an experience, comments on a situation, or
reveals a process of thinking.

Printmaking processes (traditional and digital) serve the conceptual development
ofmy images and satisfy my passion for working with materials. Completed
works are realized as fine art prints, artists’ books, and objects. As form, the
book provides order, structure, and sequence for communication and exchange.
I use the efficiency of the codex for its fixed sequence and boundedness, and the
boxed portfolio for its characteristics of containment and embodiment. Within
these conceptual spaces, relationships emerge, narrative evolves, and meaning