Jim Plaxco

Member Since October 20, 2009

Jim Plaxco is a digital artist specializing in abstract art, algorithmic art, astronomical art and space art. He is passionate about the creation of art using computer technology. "Art created using the computer as a creative tool is the frontier of art today and for the foreseeable future." With 20 years of experience in the art of computer graphics, Jim has experienced first hand the many artistic advances of the digital revolution. In fact some of his art is created using graphics software of his own design. "The art I choose to create is undertaken as both an intellectual challenge to myself and as a means of promoting those ideas and concepts to which I have a personal commitment."Jim has judged art contests for both NASA and the National Space Society, and is a frequent lecturer on space art and digital art. As a NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador, he has used his experience with both astronomical and planetary image processing to create astronomical and planetary images using data from a variety of space missions to illustrate his educational presentations."I do not subscribe to the proposition that an artist should confine themselves to one subject and style but do subscribe to T.S. Eliot's idea that "No generation is interested in art in quite the same way as any other; each generation, like each individual, brings to the contemplation of art its own categories of appreciation, makes its own demands upon art, and has its own uses for art."