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Masterpiece

May 21st, 2008 · 2 Comments · Art, Comments on Process, Concept, Digital Process

A co-worker and I were recently drooling over some of Jonathan Harris’s more recent work. It made me realize that the projects I talk about here (and occasionally engage in) are very disconnected and hobby-ish. They do NOT form one cohesive body of work. They are more about the journey of trying different things almost like a hobby journal. I’m finding that because I’m engaging in things I don’t have a lot of experience inĀ  (music and painting for example) much of what I produce reeks of amateurish craftsmanship and execution.

So, how does someone have the commitment to create a masterpiece? You would have to be an expert in your medium, and have the longevity to work on something (and like it) for an extended period of time. It’s easy to struggle with commitment when working on projects. There are so many reasons to quit. Good ideas are hard enough to find. Most, when realized are less impressive than when conceived. Others surprise you, and turn into something different than originally planned. I am in awe of people, like Harris, who are this committed to their work. It’s not easy to do something amazing, even if you are uber-talented.

Random Math + color, line & shape continue to be my muse. I aspire to create things like Robert Hodgin. Perhaps it’s time to return to what I know best. To switch drawing tools… to put down the pen or brush and return to the keyboard. My hope is that I won’t spend too much time waffling about medium.

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  • 1 Joshua // May 23, 2008 at 4:42 am

    Write a particle system that simulates water color or ink; then you can have both the keyboard and the pen and brush.

  • 2 jacobmake // May 23, 2008 at 5:32 am

    Thats a great idea! and it keeps me from getting all messy;)

    This dude does some pretty amazing stuff that lives in between generative art and fine art. Servos and laser cutting. I like the idea of still ending up with an object, not just pixels ya know?

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