University of Central Florida
John Whipple, a master of mixed media, creates anything from collages to sculpture. His whimsical style speaks for itself yet invites each viewer's own interpretation.
My paintings, in retrospect, have always found inspiration in the combinations of the things I enjoy. Whether it is the materials I choose to paint on or the subject matter I depict. Sometimes, I like to set up a premise, such as creating a patterned background using collage or assemblage and juxtaposing it with an image. The combination of the two can create interesting design challenges and an image that unfolds in process. I also like to revisit different imagery when I shift materials and painting processes. I think this continues a thought on to its next incarnation and again creates new combinations.