ARM Digital Enterprises wrote:
> Hi gem
> Need to tell you this before it fades back into the void....
> Been painting for three nights,
> only to hit the delete button every time around 3am.
> Alas, no masterpiece, almost, tho', then lost it totally every time,
> ('Neptune's bride' underwater scene...)
DON'T DELETE BUT SAVE ALL THE LESS THAN PERFECT, YOU CAN ALWAYS USE
PIECES OF IT FOR FUTURE COMPOSITED WORKS. THEN THERE IS ALSO LESS OF THE
FEELING OF HAVING 'WASTED TIME' ON THE COMPUTER. IN FACT, YOU ARE NOT
AS YOU NEED TO WORK THROUGH SUCH DEADENDS TO NARROW YOUR APPROACH
TOWARDS YOUR FUTURE DIGITAL STYLE AND ARTISTIC FLOWERING. LIKE A
STUDENT ITS PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE REFLECT LEARN MODIFY BUILD
DEVELOP CLIMB STEP BY STEP.
I AM HAVING A VERY SUCCESSFUL START FOR MY END OF THE CENTURY SHOW AT
LASTPLACE.COM THE BEST OF THE LOT WILL BE MY LASTEST FAVORITE WORKS AND
BE EXHIBITED FOR THE INDIA SHOWS BESIDES MY OLDER GICLEE PRINT IMAGES.
> However, feel this is important..
> While I was in the process, I was getting flashes of dreams
> that I'd had the night before,
> nothing that made sense or related to the painting,
> just quick visions, like I was back in the dream.
INTERESTING THIS SHOULD HAPPEN WHILE YOUR ARE IN THE CREATIVE DIGITAL
PROCESS! NEW PHENOMENUM TO ME.....HMMMMM
> for a glimpse, but I feel that it is signifigant to mention it to you,
> does it relate to your theory?
YES. AN ART PIECE/OBJECT TRIGGERS UNCONSCIOUS FEELINGS/MEMORIES BELOW
THE SURFACE OF CONSCIOUSNESS THROUGH ITS MAGICAL, METAPHORIC INTENSIFIED
CREATION BY THE ARTISTIC MIND. LIKE A TALISMAN THE ART SERVES AS SACRED
OBJECT TO CONJURE UP LOST PAST EXPERIENCE AND IDENTITIES. SO WHY NOT
ALSO THE ARTIST BECOMING AFFECTED WHILE IN THE PROCESS OF CREATING? THE
DREAM STATE REPRESENTS TO ME JUST ANOTHER LAYER BELOW THE SURFACE OF
CONSCIOUSNESS. YOUR EXPERIENCE, TRULY UNIQUE TO ME, IS EXPLAINED BY MY
THEORY AS SURFACING OF OTHER MENTAL STATES (WE DO OFTEN GET MESMERIZED
WHILE MAKING ART, "LOST IN THOUGHT") ATTEMPTING TO INFLUENCE THE WORK IN
PROCESS OR, OR, OR - SERVING AS INPUT TO OUTPUT AS A PART OF THE PIECE.
MOST ARTISTS CREATE NOT CONSCIOUS OF THIS ELEMENT IN THEIR WORK BUT IT
STILL COMES ACROSS TO THE AUDIENCE. "ARTIST HAVE AN OBCESSION TO MAKE
THEIR PERSONAL EXERIENCE BECOME UNIVERSAL EXPERIENCE". HERE THE
UNIVERSAL IN YOU IS REVERSED AND BECOMES PERSONAL EXPERIENCE THAT YOU
WERE CONSCIOUS OF AS IT BECAME UNIVERSAL AGAIN THROUGH YOUR ART. TOO
BAD YOU DELETED IT.
> I feel that it's something to do with the DIRECTNESS of painting
> No time is spent physically mixing, applying, washing brushes, etc,
> (Thats why I liked pastels so much, very direct)
> Something to do with the fact that this instant, direct, digital creating,
> by pushing and pulling colours around on the screen,
> with no 'thinking' time, allows one to remain in the creative process,
> without interruption..
> it somehow pierces the veil and... boom! it releases stuff.
> Does this make sense ???
VERY MUCH SO. I THEORIZE THAT ARTIST WHO PREFER LESS TEDIOUS AND
LABORIOUS TRADITIONAL METHOD OF MAKING ART WOULD TEND TO MOVE INTO THE
DIGITAL MEDIUM. SUPPORTING ONE'S MEDIOCRE WORK WITH PAINSTAKING DETAIL
LIKE MANY OIL PAINTERS DOES NOT HELP IN THE SAME MANNER FOR DIGITAL ART.
IT SEEMS THERE IS A CORRELATION BETWEEN DIGITAL ART AND CALLIGRAPHY.
THE ARTIST HAS TO BE EXPERIENCED TO THE POINT OF MAXIUM EFFICENCY IN THE
MANUAL TASKS OF CREATING THE ART. PIN POINT ACCURACY, NOT SO MUCH
FUDGING, MIXING, BLURRING, SMUDGING, TOUCHING UP, ... A COUPLE THOUGHTS,
MOVES, COMMANDS, AND PRESTO - MAGIC - GREAT ART THAT COULD NOT BE BORN
ANYOTHER WAY. IT'S TOO EASY FOR THE MAESTRO BUT IMPOSSIBLE FOR THE
BEGINNER OR LESS CREATIVE, NOT JUST IN IDEA FORMATION BUT IN EXECUTION.
AFTER 15 YEARS AT THIS I'VE NOTICE I HAVE A NATURAL INCLINATION TO
FURTHER AND FURTHER COUNT DOWN WHAT I ACTUALLY HAVE TO DO TO CREATE
PERIOD. I WANT MAXIMUM RESULTS FOR MINIMAL EFFORT. IT'S A COROLLARY FOR
ONE WHO DESIRES PERFECTION AND SINCE DIGITAL GRAPHICS WAS INVENTED TO
SIMPLIFY AND MAKE BETTER USE OF ARTISTIC TIME, WHY NOT BE ABLE TO INVENT
GREAT ART WITHOUT POURING OUT ONE'S GUTS. MAYBE THIS IS WAY
TRADITIONALIST DISPISE DIGITAL ART. MAYBE IT GOES AGAINST THE GRAIN OF
THE SOON TO PASS MILLENIUM'S WORK ETHIC OF THE CRAFTSMAN TURNED FINE
ARTIST. THINK ABOUT IT. DO YOU FEEL JUST A BIT QUILTY OF ACHIEVING, AT
TIMES, WONDERFUL EFFECTS, EVEN ACCIDENTALLY? I DON'T. I LUST FOR IT.
> So the end result,( which was nil art-wise)
> was of little consequence, if one considers the journey as well as the
AGAIN, IT ISN'T NIL ART-WISE. IN FACT, I VENTURE TO SAY YOU ARE NOW MORE
'WISE' IN THE WAYS OF DIGITAL ART MAKING AND WHAT YOU JURY AS WORTHY OF
SAVING WILL COME QUICKER AND QUICKER BECAUSE OF YOUR PAST RECENT
> And I feel that this Cyberjourney is a way of showing us who we are...
> becoming more conscious of the unconscious...
DEFINITELY NOT JUST A NEW TOOL FOR ARTIST BUT A MIND EXPANSION TOOL FOR
CREATIVE EXPRESSION AND DISCOVERIES - MIND TO BE DOCUMENTED BY THE LESS
THREATENED FUTURE CYBERIZED GENERATIONS. OIL PAINTING MAY LOOK SO OLD
FASHION (INCLUDING PICASSO'S WORKS) AND EVEN TRITE.
> I truly know now that digital painting is much more
> than using a machine to make pictures.
IT AN EXTENSION OF MY CREATIVE MIND THAT HAS PRODUCED WAY MORE THAN ANY
BRUSH OR SCUPTOR'S CHISEL HAS BEEN ABLE TO DO WHEN I WORE THOSE ROBES.
> OOPs, raved on a bit there !!!
MATCHED YOU THERE! (YOU SHOULD SAVE THIS EMAIL - A LESSON IN CYBERART)
> One more thing...
> I have a question for you to throw into the Cyberartarena.
> What is NOT art???
> (thinking of the recent happening in New York
> re that exhibition losing its funding)
GOOD QUESTION...HMMM SHOULD BE EASY TO ANSWER.
WHAT HAPPENED IN NEW YORK IS STRONG "ART" AS IT GOT THE REACTION IT
DESIRED - SHOCK, OUTRAGE, ATTENTION, PROMOTION FOR THE ARTIST AND THE
MUSEUM. BUT FOR ME IT SUCKS. NOT THAT I AM STILL A LATENT CATHOLIC BUT
BECAUSE IT DOES GO DEEP ENOUGH FOR ME TO SATISFY MY AESTHETIC NEEDS. IT
USES TITLE, MATERIALS, SUPERFICIAL COLLAGING OF RELIGION, POLITICS,
RACE, THINGS EASY TO FLAIR UP FOLKS OF DIFFERENT CAMPS. IT DOESN'T TAKE
A GENIUS TO POUR TOGETHER INTO ONE WORK DIFFERENT GROUP'S VALUES, GET
THE CLASH, CALL IT ART. I COULD TAKE MY TOILET MATERIAL, PUT IT ON A
PICTURE OF WAIKIKI HOTELS, ADD JESUS CHRIST WITH LEGS SPREAD SURFING
NAKED WITH DRUNKEN NATIVES MOLESTING WHITE WOMEN. WOULDN'T THAT BE A
FAMOUS PAINTING THAT GETS ME IN BOILING WATER. SO, NOT FAIR, IN THE
NAME OF ART, TO TARGET AND ATTACK DIFFERENT CULTURES FROM WITHIN THE
SANCTUARY OF ART. THE WORK'S SAVING GRACE IS IT LOOKS PRIMITIVE,
UNAMERICAN FOR AN AMERICAN AUDIENCE BUT THE CONTENT TO ME PERSONALLY IS
WHAT IS NOT ART?
IT COMES DOWN TO A ONE-TO-ONE TEST, A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP, ONLY
MEASURED BY THE REACTION OF THAT ONE PAIR OF EYES. PUT SOMETHING IN A
FRAME AND SHOW IT TO ME MAY ELICIT NO RESPONSE. THAT THEN IS NOT ART
FOR ME. ON THE OTHER HAND, SHOW ME SOMETHING NOT DISCERNIBLE BUT WHAT MY
EYES HAVE NEVER EXPERIENCED BEFORE AND MY ART/CREATIVE PROCESS-ING START
> Would get some interesting answers.
HOPE THIS HELPS.
LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR RESPONE, REBUTTALS, TWISTS.
> byyyyyyeeeeeee, Sweet Pea,
> Back in the pod for me
ARM Digital Enterprises wrote:
> Mornin' Gem
> A joke to start your day ...
> (told to me by an elderly Wauchopian)
> "it's not so bad ...
> there's three good things about having Alzhiemers..
> one ... you can hide your own Easter eggs.
> two.... you make new friends every day..
> and three ...uuummmm ... you can hide your own Easter eggs."
> Cheez, gem, you are true to your star-sign..
> start HUGE then expand into narrowing it down !!!!
> That is soooooooo funny !!!
> Little Virgo here inclined to test the water first,
> start small and build on it.
> I'm sure Saget's motto is "never look or you'll never leap"
> (Christopher Columbus must have been one)
> I know, I know, Thank God for the Sagos.
> I'll find out if Artlives.com is taken.
> Think here it's $200 to reg, then $20 per month.
> Will also work on the Gem award, my pleasure.
> Been digitalizing for 15 years??
> That is incredible to me, probably in the major cities here
> computer art has been happening for a while, not here
> in the back-waters, tho'.
> Yet, again, today:
> supermarket carpark, local community nurse...
> "I hear you're painting with computers?
> Love to come around one day and have a look"
> Oh, Gem, I stuck the CyberArtFlag right into
> the ground where we stood !!!
> Have printed out today's wonderful e-letters from you,
> will treasure for reference always...
> in your cuppa tea break ..
> check out my latest...
> did early a.m. hours, inspired by Pygoya's refections,
> it's very simple, but I am so satisfied with the result,
> ('only in the most humblest of ways,'
> she hastens to add, as she sits at the feet of the Master !!!!)
> Becoming more and more familiar (and, yes, confident)
> with what I can do with the programme.
> I LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT
> re: Digital v Traditional Art
> My thoughts:
> I love the smell of horses, I love touching them,
> I love to watch them move ... their grace, and beauty, and strength,
> and feel much gratitude for these most magnificant of God's creations that
> so willingly strived to serve mankind for thousands of years.
> But ... I drive a motor car.
> guess I am saying that I feel that the works of Rembrandt, Picasso and
> will be like those horses in the new milennium.
> I will regard them in wonder and awe, with respect for their contribution,
> and I will use my computer to make art.
> On ..What is not art..
> In my fine-arts year, a group of lesbian students used
> their art in very offensive ways to shock and convince others in the class
> that we were all oppressed by males, esp. in performance art,
> women covered in chocolate representing shit, and rape, rape and more rape,
> we had an exhibition and mothers came in, saw their paintings, and took
> their children out again.
> This group pushed it so much until finally one student, a catholic lady,
> happily married to a loving italian
> with three sons, walked out of class saying she'd 'had a gutful'.
> Well, that was just what they'd been waiting for, began legal action against
> case still going on.( they withdrew from the course one week before exams,
> claiming they
> felt uncomfortable, adding to their 'victimisation')
> The college could not move in the situation...any censorship against them
> have added to their militancy and claim for free self-expression in their
> and more accusations of 'discrimination'.
> It was so hard to create anything in that atmosphere and all that the
> wanted to do was paint.
> How is the Indian situation???
> Any big sponsorship money flowing in yet?????
> That's why I love wee small hours,
> when it's soooo quiet and I can get lost
> in it all.
> But not tonight, early rise tomorrow,
> Thanks again, gem for your support and encouragement,
> and patience with a beginner,
> maybe one day you'll come to Australia and do your thing ....
> I expect that wauchope.net will awaken many to the new art,
> also lead on to lastplace.