Parker Sketch Artist Statement;
My art has many purposes that are often at odds with each other. On one end of the spectrum, I make art to look good, to enhance peoples’ lives. I want my art to be appealing and to be something that people want in their home. On the other side, art is a communication medium. And sometimes we have to communicate things that are extremely difficult to look at and maybe sometimes ugly. Fighting with these thoughts is conceptual content. There is always a concept, an idea behind the art. Even the most light hearted pop art is a personal commentary. I create with this entire spectrum in mind. Every time I create a piece of art, I am balancing visual appeal, communication, and conceptual content. That is why my art has such a wide range of styles. Art has different purposes and as a method of communication, I am always bringing something new to the conversation.