Sunday, July 19, 2015

Alive Inside the Egg / The Arrival of the Alchemist

A new large-ish monochrome painting on cardboard. It occurs to me that achemy is a good metaphor for creating art, or maybe creating art is a good metaphor for alchemy...

Alive Inside the Egg / The Arrival of the Alchemist, 2015, acrylic on cardboard, 48" x 36".

Thursday, July 09, 2015

DeepDream vs. my artwork

I just discovered Google's DeepDream visual tool...ostensibly created to help envision how neural networks function, but in actual fact a fun art toy to create disturbingly surrealistic artworks out of just about anything...

So, I thought if I put some artworks that were already at least vaguely surrealistic through the process, the results might be interesting...which they were (although DeepDream's repertoire does seem to be a little limited...dogs, birds, eyes, heads...). Judge for yourself below:

The Ruins of Babel

Empire of Death

Toward the Fountain of Life

Minotaur Completion