My interdisciplinary practice weaves together photography, drawing, painting, and digital processes.  I begin with a foundation of photography.  I take pictures of ordinary scenes and common objects, usually on walks through my neighborhood, but also when traveling.  I select photographs that I think will blossom into something new.  My process uses fragmentation, re-scaling, and variation to make the initial photographic collage.  

 Using an iPad I finger-paint lines, shapes, and colors on the photograph to complement what is already there.  Fingertips are wildly inaccurate on a tablet screen but I use this to my improvisational advantage.  The intermediate step is an altered digital file. The final step is the finished work printed on lustrous vinyl.

 I’m inspired by a wide variety of contemporary art, photography, theater, international cinema, Minoan paintings, everyday visual experience, and unforeseen anomalies.

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James Byrne  *  byrnefilms@gmail.com  *  612-702-5849

                883 Linwood Ave, St. Paul, MN 55105