Jared Bendis: Vector Block

  • ©2003, Jared Bendis, Vector Block



    Vector Block


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    8 inches x 10 inches x 1 inch


Artist Statement:

    The Digital Me series explores my interactions with the digital world on both physical and metaphysical levels. I share my artistic vision using the skills and tools at my disposal; this invariably involves technology.

    Vector Block is hand-cut linoleum that represents the interaction of self and tool. I converted a digital photograph of myself into a vector graphic. To maintain the spirit and integrity of the vector image, I plotted it on an old HP graphics plotter. The plotter was my inspiration as I held the blade in my hand, and the plot guided my cutting. Doing by hand what a machine can do is challenging, yet it can empower the artist in new ways.

    Traditionally, the block is used to create prints, and I printed an edition of seven. The prints, however, are secondary; they mirror the image as they mirror my true intention. The block itself is my true representation. I am a tool for creation, a source. Influenced by technology, history, and a desire to disseminate my ideas and ideals, I show myself for all to see.