DVC staffer’s eclectic art on rare display
Mar 1, 2017
PLEASANT HILL — Despite growing up during a time and place in New York City where art reigned supreme, L.W. Orme said he once considered himself a private artist initially reluctant to show his work.
Creating art was one thing — displaying it for “all the world to see,” was quite another. The inspiration behind “A Conjugation of Anomalies: Selected works by L.W. Orme,” on display at the Diablo Valley College library, was a result of Orme’s early exposure to the art world during his childhood in the 1960s and ’70s.
In 1968, the movie that his father and stepmom took him to see, “2001: A Space Odyssey” was the medium that started it all.
“My first inkling I wanted to be a filmmaker was when I was 8 years old,” said Orme, the son of professional actors. “It was a 70 mm print and still considered an iconic film which made an indelible impression on me.”