Artist Statement "What you see here are mi attempts at artistically assembling some of mi own ideas and creations, and some images from photos of things and persons I find a connection to.
These completed scenes have been a way to physically finish something using mi hands, mind and time while locked in this 4 x 8 x 10 cell closet. I have no formal training in art and so each project becomes another learning curve.
I don't yet feel like I am at a high enough level of producing to call myself an artist. Yet, mi goal is to keep increasing the visual quality of the scenes i'm drawn to work on so hopefully and eventually mi creations will reflect the things and places I love and once was able to be a part of in a way that separates mi works from any other persons producing similar subjects.
At this time I am very comfortable using archival ink in sakura pigma and Faber-Castell Pitt artist pens. I'm working to learn how I can use (Van Gogh, Windsor & Newton Cotman, and Grumbacher Academy) watercolours alone and mixed in with the waterproof inks I already use. Plus, I am testing Windsor & Newton Acrylic paints to see how and where I can use them in completing scenes.
The black ink dots you see in mi black and white scenes and mi black and colour scenes are laid down by hand. Ink stippling as it is known by, is a very tedious process that can get close to looking like a black and white photograph" - Keith Loker - 2017
Keith T. Loker #J-52100 4-85 East Block San Quentin State Prison San Quentin CA 94974 USA