Wally Gilbert finds pleasure in both color and form. He makes sure these are expressed in his art. Thus, his focus has always been on producing a three-dimensional effect on a two-dimensional surface and presenting such images with emotional and aesthetic impact. His early works presented the world as parts of natural scenes or as portions of manmade industrial artifacts. His first ever show demonstrated such sensibilities and saw him feature a 48” x 72” image using a two mega-pixel camera.
He later did an installation in Poland’s Norblin Site, as well as in Boston’s Khaki Gallery and New York’s Viridian Artists. Gilbert produces hand-drawn images on the computer and superposes the layers to build an image. Once the colored images interact, numerous color patterns appear. For him, the computer is an essential digital tool driven by his eye and hand.