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pixels + code + art

Pencil, Ink, Marker
2016 — 2017

Our future. Ourselves.

Alive in a universe of machine language. 1’s and 0’s powered by the stars. Circuits living deep inside our hearts.

They are us. We are them. A people for whom gender and ethnicity and age and appearance create more love, not more war. 

The Electric People

This project began as a goal to get better at drawing faces. But like most of my projects, it took on a life of its own beyond my original intent. That’s what I love about making art. 

Goals become ingredients to the project, not a final output. There is always a difference between what I want and what I get when I’m in creation-mode and although they almost never equate, that’s still a lovely thing. 

Who cares about drawing better faces when patterns and colors create an emergent theme that is larger and more positive than the initial, myopic goal?

“For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.”
Carl Sagan

© lee brenner 2019