If seeing is believing, then where does that leave believing? Art is not meant to be believed, but experienced; and one cannot experience visual art without first seeing it. >>>>>


Hypertext offers new ways of reading as well as writing. Explore pieces, links to articles, stories, or books as they relate (or not) to Start-the-Art. >>>>>


Voices are meant to be heard and art is meant to be shared. Songs of the Day from the Start-the-Art discussion forum can be found here in addition to sound bites from various sources on various subjects. >>>>>


Your ideas, opinions, comments - be active! Post them or write to me directly. Don't be shy, if people are offended by what they see, then they should write about that! >>>>>


What is Start-the-Art about? Plenty. Check out influences, acknowledgments, and what is needed to view the site properly (especially you Mac users - no offense). What the site is really about is having fun and thinking about things in ways you may not have thought about them before. Check it out and enjoy! >>>>>

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A quick word on technology and art

Art has taken on a new life due to the current technology available to create it. I have heard that art created by digital means is not art at all; that the computer does all the work. So who does the composing of the image, or the movie, or the video? Who puts the pieces together to create the final? The artist, that’s who. Traditionalist may frown on technology-based art, but they will have to accept the fact that technology is not going to go away, but will only move forward. And with each new version of software comes another realm of endless possibilities for visionaries with the skill, aptitude, and willingness to embrace to the new technology as a means of creation.

Art is meant to provoke, to be enjoyed, to stir emotion, to move people in one direction or another. The means by which it is created is not as important as the message it conveys. An intention of Start-the-Art is to present a large piece of work that is the culmination of a number of smaller pieces that can stand as pieces of art on their own; each will have their own meaning, their own message, their own identity. As a whole they will speak about collaboration, community, and communication. The new traditions have begun, and I am glad to be here to help form them in this current age of technology and art.