Explaining New Media

2 10 2009
Tea House #3

Tea House #3

Last night was the reception for an art show I was in.   As would be expected, people, including other artist, wanted to know how I create my art.   And I ran into a solid wall in how to explain what I was doing.   For most of them, the word ‘digital’ was some type of magic that they did not understand.   None really understood the concept of 3D virtual worlds, 3D modeling, graphical effects or many of the other tools and methods I use.

For example, with Tea House #3, everyone thought I had used a live model for my protagonist in the art.   They couldn’t understand that my model was virtual.  I guess that’s a compliment, but the failure to communicate was frustrating.

Now I’m still getting a feel for the art scene,  but I’m wondering if there is a large generational divide here.  Larger than in the mainstream culture.   Is anyone else running into this?  What are your observations?

Marla
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Views of the East & West Art Show

26 09 2009
Lines of Dance

Lines of Dance

I have four pieces of my artwork in the “Views of the East and West” art show at the Lakewood Art Council’s Art Center and Gallery from September 28 through October 30.   There is a public reception on Thursday October 1 from 6:00 to 7:30.  The gallery is at 85 S Union Blvd in Lakewood Colorado behind the Wendy’s next to Kobe An.  If you have a chance, do take a look at the show.

The LAC website is lakewoodartscouncil.org

Marla