In a world economy, cultural changes are communicated quickly and can be originated anywhere on the globe. They can also move slowly and almost undetected to emerge as obvious. Both can be personally relevant. I believe in a pluralistic and inclusive process of object making. My work contains residue from the visual environment such as world events, archeological, political, economic, scientific and social developments. Image content can be generated in many different forms and do not exclude any means to achieve a meaningful and communicative image that provokes.
Evidence of one’s own presence are the marks or residue that is left behind. These marks are many times transient, deliberate, anonymous, personal,temporary, or convey a decision making process. Marks using color, shape, direction, size, and other cues to make relationships resulting in a metaphoric visual structure.
I have been using printmaking as a means for mark making because it has both an immediate and gradual means of developing image content. The print as a metaphor for leaving evidence results in relationships with the process and final object. Making marks is immediate during the activity but printing produces just the evidence of the original action. This once removed image gives a quality to the object that implies reproduction but is also of the moment. Application of color has been central to enhancing these marks along with adding an additional layer of structural/emotive meaning.
Ron Meick was born in Sidney, Nebraska and received his BFA in Sculpture from Rhode Island School of Design. He now lives and works in Arden, Delaware