A SOLO EXHIBITION OF TRULY VIRTUAL WEB ART MUSEUM
in VIP Suite Gallery of the pygoya webmuseum

fernanda steele
Jamaica
dsteele@anngel.com.jm

 

March 7 - may 1., 2002

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

 

 

MY CREDO

 

(What has not yet come is more precious than what is already born - Teilhard de Chardin)

 

1. I believe in art as the most intense form of revelation.

2. I believe in art as the purest form of communication with the self, the other, and the divine.

3. I believe in art as the deepest well of human emotion, thought, intelligence.

4. I believe in art as the supreme force by which humanity is redeemed from the horrors it can otherwise produce.

5. I believe in art as the most powerful liberator from human shackles.

6. I believe in art as the tangible manifestation of the divine.

7. I believe in art as the supreme conveyor of truth.

8. I believe in art as the highest form of generosity.

9. I believe in art as the highest achievement of humankind.

10. I believe in art as the perfect gift from the divine, to be shared.

 

I have my digital art displayed at Pygoya’s Truly Virtual Web Art Museum. It would seem fitting to discuss digital art (of which I am a practitioner) and traditional/manual art (of which I am not a practitioner), but I am not about to embark on such venture - others have done it, and are still doing it, better than I could.

Having disclosed my Credo, I can only state my conclusion about the subject: digital/computer/cyber art is here to stay. Tough on those who do not like it or accept it. Van Gogh and Modigliani - to cite just two examples of the only recently included into the Pantheon of traditional/manual art - did not give up painting their vision with whatever means and tools they had at their disposal because nobody or hardly anybody liked or bought their work.