James Faure Walker

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In our normal way of thinking, a 'fine art' drawing involves direct observation, even if it is 'abstract' or made by collecting raindrops. It is something for the viewer to linger over: the sensitive touch of brush, pen or pencil on paper, the illusion of light and shade, that timeless moment of the Rem-brandt drawing of a child learning to walk. Such(More)
This paper recounts the rationale and process of writing a book on digital painting, the coming together of computer graphics and contemporary art. As both a digital and a 'physical' painter, I felt there were fascinating possibilities the practitioner comes across, but these implications were being overlooked. There is a view that 'new media' will simply(More)
The workshop will explore in depth the nature of freedom and constraint in the creative process in digital fine art from the perspective of embodied mind. The problem is crucial to our understanding of the creative process in fine art. The aims and objectives of the workshop are to bring into visibility critical insights into the creative process, thereby(More)
2005 iii PREFACE This volume of the annual hydrologic data report of Wisconsin is one of a series of annual reports that document hydrologic data gathered from the U.S. Geological Survey's surface-and groundwater data-collection networks in each State, Puerto Rico, and the Trust Territories. These records of streamflow, groundwater levels, and water quality(More)
Artist Statement " Filament, " a term that refers to thread-like forms in astronomy, botany, biology, and incandescent light bulbs, is a useful concept for a series of works that uses filigree patterns, hinting at shifts of scale between plant forms, distant galaxies, and painted marks. It is one way of approaching the question of how " nature " might be(More)
Light Filament ARTIST STATEMENT The Filament series alludes to the difference between liquid threads of paint spread by the brush, and the filigree patterns of digital drawing; the play between physical material and the electronic image. It represents my continuing project of integrating drawing, painting, and photography into a digital process – a(More)
sensory and reflex responses in the mouse. Mouse model research is proliferating because of its readiness for genetic manipulation. Little is known about pulmonary vagal afferents in mice, however. The purpose of this study was to determine whether their pulmonary afferents are similar to those in large animals. Single-unit activity was recorded in the(More)
ARTIST STATEMENT In our London back garden, we are lucky each summer to have two resident frogs. I tried this image out on a variety of backgrounds before settling on this one, which I think of as having a slight art nouveau feel to it. Some of the physical drawing is done with sticks in both left and right hands, and some of the digital drawing is done in(More)
ARTIST STATEMENT This picture happened more or less by chance. I photographed the background in a wallpaper museum in Germany. It is painted in gouache on newspaper, a virtuoso piece of 18th-century chinoiserie by a German artist. I had also been speculating about drawing and movement. Put simply, just about every kind of drawing you can think of involves(More)