Elon Musk says "There's a billion to one chance we're living in base reality," implying that we're living in a simulation being run by someone or something else. If so, then what are the chances that that entity is also living within a simulation of yet another's creation, and so on?
I've never been able to grasp how the Constellations were identified and related to specific earthly subject matter. Anything beyond the Big Dipper and Orion's Belt are hard for me to pick out, and even harder to imagine the outlines of their namesakes.
I read a lot of sci-fi novels and I especially like time travel concepts. This piece seems to manifest ideas of moving forward and backward in time, overlapping with past and future selves, and spawning alternate timelines.
I usually finish a piece in one or two days. I worked on this one for about a week. It feels different, heavier, like there's more in it. I don't think I've really considered how time accumulates and manifests itself in a piece. More work to do.
I've been making a lot of art lately, after more than a year of producing only a few pieces. I'm not sure what causes the bursts of productivity but it seems there's a pattern over the years. I have a lot of respect for those that are disciplined in their commitment to art.
Hans Hoffman's "push and pull" theory promoted the notion that figure, ground and canvas should be fully integrated, true to the flatness of the canvas support. What would he say of work created of millions of tiny rectangular pixels and displayed on a light emitting computer screen?
More fun with the new Wacom graphics pen and tablet!
I got a new graphics table (Wacom Intuos Pro) today — woohoo! I used a tablet when I first started making digital art in the 80's and 90's, but I've only used one occasionally since then. It's cool using new tools. It helps to break the patterns and change the techniques.
I watched a show on Netflix having to do with some alternative theories about the pyramids in Egypt. One of the guys seemed to believe that ancient, or even pre-Egyptians, may have used symbols for the atom and for string theory. Hmm, seems like a stretch, but got me thinking about tiny things.
I've always been drawn to this motif. It feels like seeing a lively party and wanting to join in. But because the composition is flat it makes you more an observer than participant. I imagine I'm not the only one who can relate to that feeling. I love the work of Paul Guiragossian who worked with it extensively and captured a lot of variations on the scene.