Rauschenberg said there’s art and there is life, and he functioned between the two; Elon Musk believes “reality” may be a simulation created by a far more advanced civilization. In a world flooded with images artists are now directors and producers, (re)structuring information based on expanding digital skillsets, editing techniques that cannot remain static. I accept that I am an entry-level cyborg artist, man and machine in collaboration just as tools have amplified human abilities for millennia. My digital avatars take my hand and guide me through the digital divide, enabling a confluence of visual sources and personal influences in a process of construction and deconstruction through which the past becomes the new. Just another pencil, “new media” joins the continuum of human mark-making. Our daily lives may seem routine, so it’s nice to find that in our artspace we can paint caves again, or simply howl at the moon.