Jered Sprecher statement

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Wonder & Dread Artist Statement

“I hunt and gather images of flowers, thick forests, sun-dappled foliage, and birds; seeking images that evoke wonder and depict natural beauty, complexity, and immensity. These images are the origin of my paintings, acting as an evolving matrix. Digital lenses, scanners, glowing screens, glossy plastics, degraded photographs, and gridded weaving patterns provide a reservoir of visual artifacts that I use to transform images of nature. In the paintings these images are filtered and re-formatted, echoing our daily experience mediated through technology. The underlying irregular grid creates a push and pull, as flowers and leaves emerge yet are pulled back into the flickering tangle, creating a discordant reality, a place of wonder and dread.”