Circumstantial Scene: Town

DANIEL MAW
Circumstantial Scene: Town, color lithograph on vinyl window blind, digital print cutouts mounted on wooden pedestals, 22" x 30", 2006

Daniel Maw spends most of his time avoiding daylight and considering his place in the human predicament.  He also received his BFA in Printmaking from the University of Iowa in 2006 and will be an MFA candidate in Printmaking at the University of Tennessee Knoxville beginning in the fall of 2007.

Of his work, Maw writes, "In my pieces, I seek to take advantage of the pictorial vernacular of our culture in order to create work that by its nature communicates clearly.  The ideas or events communicated, however, are unexpected, quirky, and ultimately amusing.  I consider an assortment of artists and images in pursuit of this end, including comic artists ranging from George Herriman to Chris Ware, modern cartoons such as those produced mid-20th Century by United Productions of America, graphic imagery seen in advertisements, and games and toys—especially those that are printed on paper and intended to be cut out, folded, pasted, or otherwise manipulated in order to complete.  Both my 2D and 3D pieces require an authentic interaction by the viewer, either to untangle the visual cues in order to complete the story or to follow the directions in order to construct the object and solve the game."

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