Tuesday, May 4, 2010



There's a debate whether digitally created art is "art" and how it affects the idea of "original" art since it can be mass produced. Does it have an aura, energy, that extra ingredient that allows us to connect to a piece of art psychologically and emotionally? Yes. Art does not discriminate what form it takes, whether as a painting, drawing, photograph, installation, sculpture or even digital. It has the power to reach out from its physical form to touch us on every level of our being. It agitates our thoughts and has the power to provoke, suggest, and stimulate ideas. Artists create art with the intense energies of their thoughts, emotions and physical being. It is this "creative energy" that infuses a piece of art with "life".

What is "original" art? The idea of a special one of a kind piece that can not be mass produced. It is such a complicated idea that involves sharing art to reach the largest audience, how it's created and what physical form it takes. Art created by an artist with their ideas is "original" art because there is no one who thinks about things the same way, have the same emotional response to an idea and can produce a piece of art the same as that artist. I think the answer to what "original" art is is not a black or white answer of yes or no. Art is a sensory manifestation of an artists ideas that has taken a form that we can connect with. I think that is what makes a piece of art "original".

These two pieces are part of four digital pieces I created in response to these thoughts. Enjoy! - Rosa

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