Aldis Knight's Profile

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Born at the start of World War II, Al’s perspective as an artist has been shaped by the contrasting periods of economic difficulty and prosperity through which he has lived. Life has taught him to help the less fortunate, to do his part and never to throw anything out because you may need it in the future. These messages have inspired him to portray ordinary items as pieces of interest rather than junk.

These values are responsible for his interest in "Neon Art." Art created from old junk neon signs from around the countryside.

"As I have gotten older I have discovered that world destinations certainly do provide intrigue and perspective, but my Hoosier connection reinforces my values and my sense of place in the world. I try to convey those values in my photographic images.”

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  • Born on August 6
  • Joined January 2, 2012

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About

Born at the start of World War II, Al’s perspective as an artist has been shaped by the contrasting periods of economic difficulty and prosperity through which he has lived. Life has taught him to help the less fortunate, to do his part and never to throw anything out because you may need it in the future. These messages have inspired him to portray ordinary items as pieces of interest rather than junk.

These values are responsible for his interest in "Neon Art." Art created from old junk neon signs from around the countryside.

"As I have gotten older I have discovered that world destinations certainly do provide intrigue and perspective, but my Hoosier connection reinforces my values and my sense of place in the world. I try to convey those values in my photographic images.”

Al Knight is a self-taught photographer who has been working professionally since 2004. He has been exhibiting his work in the Midwest ever since. His journey as an artist began at age 14 when he was given his first camera and photographed his family’s Florida vacation.

Photography is Al’s outlet for passing these messages onto others. “I seek to occupy rooms not yet occupied and to open doors not yet opened,” he says. “I search for a unique perspective. I enjoy the simplicity of our past and how our society when necessary can survive, cope, and then prosper in spite of economic depressions, horrific wars, and natural calamities. I want to save what is left.”

Al holds a bachelor’s degree in business from The Ohio State University and a master’s in Organization Development from Purdue University. He taught at Purdue for 30 years before retiring in 2004, and he still teaches one class there. He is a member of Artist’s Own in Lafayette Indiana. He is a certified Indiana Artisan.

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