My name Gabe DeWitt, and I am a visual artist and a civil engineer from Preston County, West Virginia. My avenues for discovery are photography, paintings, and drawings that focus on fractal geometry and the complex forms that exist in nature. In my paintings and drawings I focus my thoughts more on the paths objects follow through time, more than rendering their physical form. It is these paths, and the patterns formed from their intersection that I find most beautiful. With my photography, I try to show this changing nature of all things through time lapse photos and abstracting angles of perception.
The purpose in my style of art is beauty, or mainly what I believe to be beautiful. I paint with colors that appear pretty to me, and I create shapes that are pleasing to my mind. I use my art as a release from the engineering world. The unbounded universe that exists on a blank page or canvas allows my mind to be free from the restriction of all things ‘man made’, save the tools of expression. I often use music or a movie as catalysts for thought while I paint. I view my individual strokes and markings as representations of these thoughts. I avoid trying to possess a predetermined idea with my paintings; rather, I use my approach as an algorithm to generate the end result for each piece.
Thanks to threadless.com, I'm finally dipping my hand into more of the graphic design department. It's always been a hobby of mine, but one I haven't taken as seriously as painting and photography, until now.