Nicholas McCumber

Boulder, Colorado |

Artist Statement

Seizures have prevented me from partaking in many things during my life. I have merely gone outside the envelope and done things other than the rest of the crowd. Now 69, I had my first seizure at age 7. I primarily do visual arts and recently began writing. Seizures have increased my sensibility to the various medium and subjects used. 

I call my work Digits. The Digits include photography, but there is a part that cannot be verbalized because a significant part of it becomes the viewer’s life experience. Making a digit is a part of me. I find that it relaxes me. I don’t think I could make a digit without having seizures. 

I have been photographing since I was 18, with albums at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Royal Archives at Winsor Castle in England.