Derek James Lynch
The smell of green...Brings me closer to myself and makes me feel grounded. The botanical series has always given back to me, it gives me place, harmony and serenity. A walk in a park brings peace. My hope is they will also give peace to the viewer as well. They begin with an exploration of foliage, finding plants and trees that will work in a composition of my creation. The samples collected are used for their texture and their fractal forms are revealed as I layer colors over each other to create a thick skin of paint.
The vast inbounding geography of the bay area and its diverse architecture has always fascinated me. I began photographing the Bay area early upon moving from NYC in 1996. I am in love and fascinated with all the microclimates and how the different neighborhoods are so eclectic and diverse.
Habitat: I am creating new sense of habitat.
My photographs are the main source of my medium. I use my images to create a digital montage, to create a new sense of place. The large-scale printmaking is then combined with different mediums and paints.