The digital rendering artwork that North Carolinian Cynthia Decker creates shows wonderfully surreal, improbable and imaginary scenes that tell a story. Please visit her website to see more of her evocative work.
I am a digital artist living in Asheville, North Carolina. I use 3D modeling and rendering software to create my images.
I worked as a graphic designer for many years while making the transition from traditional mediums to doing digital painting and 3D work. I began working exclusively with 3d modeling and rendering in 2002. That same year I had my first solo show of my work, which I believe was the first exhibition of entirely digital artwork in the state.
My artwork is best described, I think, as imaginary realism. I like to create impossible or improbable environments that have familiar textures and evocative moods, often with surreal or fantasy based subjects.
Most of my work has humor, or a bit of a story to tell.
Sometimes it’s my goal to simply show the viewer something and let them tell the story, and sometimes I create work to evoke a specific emotion.
I always have a story, but I don’t always share it. Oftentimes, I like what other people see in my work more than my original intention for it. I love the subjectivity of art. How it lives in different ways depending on who is looking at it.
I am inspired by the everyday; by small moments and big ideas. I love working in the digital medium because it lets me take these ideas and present them to you the same way I see them in my head—as places you could walk into and explore.
It’s my goal to continue to hone my skills with the digital tools and software I use, because as with any medium, the better I get technically, the better I can communicate artistically. For me, it’s all about being able to communicate — the moment, the place, the feeling, and the idea.