[Annika Johnson (left) & Phoenix Dr Now -- Junkyard Gamelan @ Museum of Art & History]
Who is Phoenix Dr Now ?
Photography (kitchen sink darkroom in childhood; personal & art photography [SLR & DSLR], super-large format reproduction photography for printing and silk-screen production; expertise in digital re-touching of antique photos)
Visual Arts (fine art drawing and painting, theater set design, hand-lettering & typographic design, commercial graphics, advertising & web design, electric tattooing and henna mehndi bodyart [1991-2006]; digital fine arts)
Printing (block printing, stone lithography, serigraphy, letter press, offset lithography, digital giclee fine art printing; expert on antique & vintage photo and printing processes, identification and verification)
Music & Theater (Professional pianist since 1957; electronic keys, various hand percussion, marimba, gamelan instruments; performed stage magic, juggling, fire-eating, flea circus, bed-of-nails [1978-89])
Production (music & dance shows; multi-media theater from 1974; magic & vaudeville shows; arts & crafts fairs & events; currently direct SC Arts & Technology Festival)
Computer Skills (built first website in raw html ; Photoshop, et al; poster design, book design and eBook cover design)
Invention (university path in mechanical engineering; made personal tools such as multi-surface project desk; crazy props & costumes for Alice in Wonderland, Beach Blanket Babylon, etc; secret fire & magic devices & fx; currently working on practical nature-powered atmospheric water generator for households & agriculture)
My strengths (in additional to a broad range of knowledge and skill in the arts sector) are in holding a big project vision while maintaining flexibility to it's completion, interfacing with diverse individuals, and connecting the right people to achieve unusual and sometimes amazing results.
I began my artistic endeavors (drawing & piano) as a child in the 1950s, becoming a professional musician at 13 (hand-set cold type & platen-press printed my band's business cards). Started my commercial art career in the mid-1960s, and began producing music & dance shows in the early 70s.
An unexpected introduction to the early Mac computer opened new horizons in the 80s, leading to digital art and web design skills, the development of multiple internet properties from the mid-1990s, and explorations along the "new frontier" of internet marketing technology.
I curently coach and teach "How to Create Quick Easy Web Graphics," "E-publishing Resources for Artists and Photographers" and "Raster-Vector-Laser" workshop.
I also have a writing & publishing hobby (just so I won't get bored :-) on global art history, bodyart history, and ancient navigation subjects -- researching continuously since 1972.
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