Paintouts, Yesterday and Today
January 3, 2006
Paintouts during the 1980s-1990s was intended to create "brick n, mortar" or traditional medium artifacts, thereby remove selected images from the realm of "simulated" virtual art and into the "real art" world. Then along came the Internet, for me, 1997, with the launch of my "Truly Virtual Art Museum" at lastplace.com. Then existing Paintouts had to be rephotographed and/or scanned to REENTER the virtual realm, not extended via the Web into a virtual global communication (including the visual) mainstream network. In that extended use post-painting effort, the redigitalized works were edited for their debut as art for Internet cyberspace. Therefore what is seen online is not exact replicas of last century's Paintouts but living virtual entities original to e-Cyberspace and it's global audience.