Artificial intelligence (AI) has come a long way since its inception. Today, it is used in numerous industries and has the potential to transform the way we live and work. However, with the advancement of AI, there is a growing concern that it might replace humans in certain areas, including creative fields like art. Some fear that AI-generated art will eventually take over the industry, making human artists obsolete. But the truth is, artists will save the world from AI.
One of the primary reasons why artists will continue to thrive in the age of AI is their unique ability to connect with people on an emotional level. Art has the power to elicit feelings and emotions that cannot be replicated by machines. While AI can be programmed to create beautiful images and music, it lacks the ability to create art that speaks to the human soul. The most powerful artworks are those that evoke deep emotions and challenge the way we think about the world. Human artists have the ability to create these kinds of artworks, and it is this emotional connection that makes them irreplaceable.
Another reason why artists will continue to play an essential role in the age of AI is their capacity for creativity and innovation. While AI can be programmed to generate new ideas and concepts, it lacks the ability to think outside the box. Human artists, on the other hand, have a unique perspective and the ability to create something truly original. They can take inspiration from various sources and use it to create something entirely new and unique. In a world where creativity and innovation are essential for progress, artists will always be valuable.
Additionally, artists are an essential part of our cultural heritage. They create artworks that reflect our values, beliefs, and aspirations. Art is a form of expression that allows us to connect with each other and communicate ideas that transcend language and cultural barriers. The works of famous artists like Michelangelo, Van Gogh, and Picasso have stood the test of time and continue to inspire people today. Their legacy reminds us of the importance of preserving our cultural heritage and the critical role that artists play in shaping our world.
In conclusion, AI may be a powerful tool, but it cannot replace human artists. The emotional connection, creativity, and cultural significance of art are qualities that only humans can bring to the table. While AI-generated art may become more prevalent, it will never be able to replace the human touch that makes art so powerful. As such, artists will continue to play a vital role in shaping our world and ensuring that we preserve our cultural heritage for generations to come. So let us celebrate and support artists in their mission to save the world from AI
This was an amazing project to be a part of. I am very honored to be one of the 16 artists chosen to create a piece of work based on an antiquity from 5000 years ago. I submitted a concept based on the 4-headed god Janus. After researching, I learned that Janus is the god of transitions: doorways, beginnings and endings, war and peace, sunrise and sunset. Janus can see outward in all directions but is blind to internal vision.
My goal with this piece was to illustrate how our search for self (the LIGHT) can sometimes be a hard path to push through, but the rewards are worth it. The video above shows the work in process and the final piece. I also go into a little bit more depth about the elements of this sculpture. Enjoy!
In this piece you can see I have played with bringing PVC sheet out into a wave form, way more off-the-wall than I have done in previous pieces. It was pretty fun! It’s not a large piece but it can be hung any which way you’d like it! It can even be left sitting on a table!
The 10 cubes that are hanging, are actually not glued to the PVC itself. They are posted on heavy fish line so when you’re actually in front of the piece, you can see airspace between the cubes and the wave.
I have a second much larger piece that I am starting that explores the wave action from two directions. I have only set up the structural support so far and have not begun laying in the waves so we’ll see how that goes, always learning!
I’m working on this piece titled “Family Ties”, it’s about my sister and myself and it’s really two separate pieces that will be hung independently and my initial idea is to have shoestrings over the years to tie them together. The shoe strings come from a comment made during one of the drives to Florida over Christmas vacation with my sister and I fighting in the backseat, one of us said “her shoelace is pointing at me” and promptly used that statement as a reason to smack the other!
It’s proving to be a challenge, trying to figure out how to mount the pieces I have cast in resin so that the perspective communicates how the black-and-white is referencing the past and the colors are referencing the present.
I have some interesting things brewing in my head, it’s evolving out of a perfectly rectangular shape into something almost more like a best friend necklace where there’s a jagged edge where they connect. I will keep you all posted, any and all comments are helpful, look for more posts with different photos as things evolve.
I am super excited to be working on a project collaborating with a poet, Don McLagan, who also happens to be a friend. We are collaborating on a piece for the Art in Common Places initiative. Don’s poem and a photo of my artwork will be printed on a poster and put around town in places where you would not normally expect to find fine art. The goal here is to introduce creativity and art in places where people may not have the chance to get in front of things like this.
Don and I have enjoyed Wednesday morning FaceTime calls working through the possibilities and ideas that could bring our work together meaningfully. I can’t wait to see the results!!