W. Patrick O'Brien
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  • Georgetown, TX
  • United States
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Contact Email
patnik98@aol.com
Website
http://www.3eyedmanimages
Art Interests
Photography
Artist / Personal Statement
A third eye. Defined as a spiritual concept associated with enlightenment, I believe I have one. This figurative third eye views and interprets the physical elements of light, shapes, and colors beyond what is considered typical, mundane, or prevailing. It clarifies and removes all ambiguity to my visualizations. It is what motivates and creates.

I have always been fascinated by the dichotomies or 180-degree differences in our existence: day / night, good / bad, love / hate, true / false. I believe we can define ourselves and all things under the basic categories of light and dark. It's all in the interpretation.

My subject matter is eclectic, and my interpretations are who I am. The goal is to provoke thought and not indifference. It is much easier for me to produce an image than to describe what I do and why I do it in words. If it were possible, I would have condensed all of the above down to a quote from Rene Magritte, whose work has been a tremendous influence: "Too often we tend to reduce what is strange to what is familiar. I intend to restore the familiar to the strange."
All praise to The Creator, who created us in His image with the ability to be creative.
Accomplishments / CV
Open Juried Exhibitions:
2017 - "The Annual Fall Photography And Sculpture Show", Texas State University
Round Rock Campus, Round Rock, TX
2017 - "Black and White" International Online Competition and Exhibit, Fusion.com
2017 - "Blue" Open Exhibit, ArtSpace Gallery, Round Rock, TX
2017 - "Imagine 2017", Texas State University Round Rock Campus, Round Rock, TX
2016 - "Trees", A. Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX
2016 - "Celebration and Remembrance", ArtSpace Gallery, Round Rock, TX
2016 - "Visions 2016", Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Carmichael, CA
2016 - "Light", A. Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX
2016 - "The Annual Fall Photography And Sculpture Show", Texas State University
Round Rock Campus, Round Rock, TX
2016 - "Third Coast 2016", K Space Contemporary, Corpus Christi, TX
2016 - "Animals", ArtSpace Gallery, Round Rock, TX
2016 - "Abstract/ed", ArtSpace Gallery, Round Rock, TX
2016 - "Reds", A. Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX
2016 - "Imagine 2016", Texas State University Round Rock Campus, Round Rock, TX

Awards:
2017 - Texas State Fair, Special Class Category: "Altered or Manipulated Photograph", Third Place

Affiliations:
Williamson County Art Guild, Georgetown, TX, joined 2016
Christians In The Visual Arts (CIVA), joined 2017

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