best definition of art that I have read is from Ayn Rand's The Romantic
Manifesto: "Art is a selective re-creation of reality based on the
artist's metaphysical value judgments". Re-creation means more than
just interpretation. It means analyzing reality, breaking it down
into core conceptual pieces, and reassembling and reshaping those
pieces for the purpose of emphasizing what is important to me. This
process of deconstruction and reconstruction is not linear; it does
not start at point A and march relentlessly towards an inevitable
conclusion. With the addition of every new element to the composition,
three things happen. First, the existing context redefines the purpose
of the new element. Second, the new element alters the existing context.
And third, this dynamic relationship dictates the new course the composition
will follow. So with the addition or subtraction of every element,
the past context, current selection, and future direction all change.
is why I choose to create my artwork digitally. With digital tools,
the entire process remains fluid and changeable from the first seed
of my idea until I deem the work complete. I can move forward and
backward, making decisions on any component of the artwork at any
time I want. I can execute those decisions visually at the exact moment
they occur to me, creating at the speed of thought. However, digital
tools are not a shortcut in a race to the finish to complete the artwork;
they free me from the linear process and allow my vision to evolve,
naturally and fully.