Zeus meets Zuse: IPAC Art Appreciation by Liliana

Three years ago, and after reading an article on the newspaper which reffered to the existance of virtual worlds, in which one could create anything he might set his mind on, I felt the need to explore that new field.  I downloaded on my computer the program needed, I created an avatar account and there I was!

I was having a whole new world on my computer screen, which I could explore using my avatar. It took much efford and studying to learn how this new  -to me- system was working. And believe me, it wasn’t so easy. But the possibilities that I could see in there,  were enough to bring me such enthusiasm, that I insisted and worked hard to learn. Indeed, it wasnt long before I was actually able to start creating in such a world. And by the word creating, I literally mean that I was able to make anything I was setting my mind on.  I could landscape, I could build,  I could create trees and flowers, I could create things with which my avatar was able to interact with them….
There were no limits, no boundaries… I could set my imagination free, and let my creativity bloom. 

My computer screen was my canvas….and I was a little God on my own land,  I was Zeus.

The more I worked in this platform , the more I realized that I was actually embracing a brand new era in the field of creating art. I knew, many would frown upon those new “high-tech” methods…

Considering how fast technology had progressed the last 50 years, I knew that something that might look rather bizzarre to a number of people NOW, in the future it could easily be embraced and absorbed into our daily life. Today, each time I’m inspired,  I enter my virtual world,  I create the setting, I photograph it and present it.

Sometimes, my photos are reflecting a state of conflict, other times, a state of bliss and joy. Just like any other artist in any other field,  the same way, I express myself and the results can be seen through my works. Sometimes there is a message hidden! Sometimes, I just want to reflect that there is beauty, even through using something as dry as plain as computer prims.

Of course, as in any other case,  “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, because beauty is what the viewer perceives it to be.

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