series is a combination of digital illustration. This series
is also a combination of time and space. They are also
a fusion of western technology
of the present time as the medium for eastern cultural
imagery from the past. This viewing reflects a few of my
global visual experiences in their natural environment.
The emotional and anthro-pomorphic imagery comes from
African culture and spirituality. I was inspired from living
in Africa to photo-document the vibrant spiritual energy
that radiated from numerous sacred, social and
cultural events. My art is an exhibit
of visual experiences combining:
1) Eastern traditional (African) illustration techniques
+ Western contemporary (American) digital new media art
and printing techniques
2) the physical images and the spiritual energy
3) the land and the people
Jones has considerable technical expertise in the areas
of digital technologies and fine arts, consulting
and teaching new media skills in the African Diaspora.
He is a free-lance visual artist who works as an
adjunct computer instructor at the College of New Rochelle
and at Medgar Evers College. From March 2000 to September
2001, Mr. Jones served in Ghana, West Africa as a
computer graphics, design and illustration. In addition
to his role as business and marketing consultant, Mr.
Jones was also responsible for training art teachers
graphics and software mastery. In 2003, Mr. Jones worked
as a technology consultant for
an online start-up company in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Mr. Jones has worked as
a computer literacy educator for the New York City
Board of Education where his primary
duties consisted of teaching computer skills for the
city’s Department of
Adult and Continuing Education.
As an accomplished artist Mr. Jones has exhibited
his work at performing arts centers, fairs,
expos and other venues across the United States.
For example, his work has exhibited at the Kansas
City Art Institute, Yeshiva University (N.Y), October
Gallery — International Art Expo in Philadelphia,
PA, New York City Technical College, among others.
Mr. Jones’s work in graphic design
has been featured among such prestigious publishers
and publications as Columbia House, New York Times
Custom Publishing, Essence and Black Enterprise magazines.
His current work explores the creative synergy and
design possibilities of marrying photography to digital
Mr. Jones is currently developing a multi-media and digital
arts based project documenting “Carnival 2003”
in both Rio de Janeiro and Salvador in Bahia, Brazil.
Mr. Jones will publish an excerpt of this project as part
of the Center’s Working Papers Series or new digital
media project. We are thrilled to have Mr. William Jones
in residence at the Center where he will inaugurate our
newly established Visiting Researcher position.
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