This is my journey as an artist, the context within which my creative world thrives.
There was a time when all an artist did was paint or sculpt, mostly for powerful people who used art to cement their place in religion and history. Now we make art for reasons of our heart. That feels better but it sure don't pay the bills and being an artist is as much struggle as it is joy.
Now we have the internet and the artist is free to connect with people outside the bubble that culture becomes when elites control it.
This digital flux mixes inside me with my Romani Gypsy heritage. I experience a cultural soup full of rarely combined flavors. I have traditions reaching back into time that speak to me every day and are as real to me as the technological here and now.
Opportunities online and in software are matched by new problems. Some see it as a crazy art world that bears little similarity to what comes out of an oil paint tube. The computer is a creative medium that calls into question the traditional ideas about what it means to be an artist.
I love the new ideas. I love that you and I are sharing the journey that is life for an artist in the early 21st century. Thank you for coming with me these few steps.