Sunday, May 4, 2008

Victory for Digital Artists

I don't know if any of you have clicked the link for the Webists - a world wide art group that I'm a part of, but they are a great group of people and wonderful artists, many of whom work in the digital realm like I work. Many digital artists know that while there is a big market for "giclee" prints (which is only a fancy French word for ink jet, literally squirt) of existing art, many galleries and art centers turn their noses up at digital art. Yes, I know that doesn't make any sense, but it seems like the situation right now.
The man who started the Webist group is a wonderful artist who lives in Hawaii, Rodney Pygoya Chang, M.A., Ph.D. He's received a honor/validation recently and has blogged about it here: http://www.lastplace.com/Journal/arthistorymade08.htm
So now we have an art historian codifying the practice of an artist who works in both digital and traditional realms, but whose final output is digital. Thanks Pygoya for bringing attention to digital artists all over the world! Now, go ahead and click on that link for Webists! You'll find many wonderful artists!
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