AI / Machine Learning generated images. 2020.
These images were created by training the machine on photos I took of dandelions at the moment of their brief transition from yellow flower to white seed head. The yellow flower petals, drying-up, barely there any more. The seeds not quite fully formed, but beginning to assert themselves. All so delicate, but doing exactly what they were designed to do – disperse themselves.
Perhaps this is a metaphor for our current moment – a fragile world blowing apart, but ready with the seeds for a new future.
This essay accompanied the solo exhibition “Liminal” at Hawk + Hive, Andes, NY, USA.
These images have been further manipulated with custom code. By manipulating the machine-created images I seek to reveal that which is not visible to us, but may be apparent, perhaps even obvious, to the machine.
|Terrain Gallery, India Art Fair, Delhi, India|