In a world flooded with images, artists are directors and producers, restructuring information based on expanding digital skillsets. I am a cyborg artist, human and machine in collaboration. Digital avatars take my hand and guide me, enabling a confluence of visual sources and personal influences in a process through which the past becomes new. Just another pencil, new media joins the continuum of human mark-making. Florals and palms competing with digital marks stand in for an evolving struggle between our organic selves and the AI/robotic future we are hurtling towards. How nice to find that we can paint caves again.
"Ecotomes" (transitions between ecosystems) is a quiet room in a sea of interactivity. New media is evolving media; from stones and pencils to paintbrushes and presses and onward to virtual reality. Computers are prostheses for the artist, augmenting what it means to be human.