CAST01, 1992

Paul Berger
(American, born 1948)

Location: Naches Valley Middle School, Naches


CAST01 by artist Paul Berger is composed of layered digital images that explore the evolution of computer graphics and how we process information. Speaking to his use of computer generated images, Berger notes how "a computer image is capable of nearly seamless collage...its ability to gather images from such an array of sources - photography, drawing, diagrammatic rendering, video, broadcast television - provides an opportunity to create highly charged composite images with multiple and even contradictory references to science, art, reportage, media."

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Naches Valley School District.


Artist Paul Berger is a pioneer in exploring the artistic possibilities of digital imagery. He combines and manipulates imagery from a huge variety of sources to investigate the meaning of images and how we dissect them. Berger notes, "I am not so much interested in the single, isolated photo image as I am in the way that images group themselves together in ways that provide us with context and meaning. I am interested in responding to common image groupings such as the printed page, the television screen, the computer printout." He first included a computer in the making of his art in the early 1980s.

Berger served as professor of art at the University of Washington for thirty-five years, co-founding the photography program in 1978. He earned a Bachelor of Arts (1970) from the University of California at Los Angeles and a Master of Fine Arts (1973) from the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York.

Material CategoryWork on paper - print
MediumIRIS inkjet print
Dimensions22 1/2 in x 30 in
ID NumberWSAC1996.087.000
Acquisition MethodDirect purchase
Artist LocationWashington, United States
Location Information
AgencyNaches Valley School District
Artwork LocationNaches Valley Middle School
Office, Copy room
WA CountyYakima
Site TypePublic School
Address32 Shafer Avenue
Naches, WA 98937
Geo. Coordinates46.729314, -120.697055
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