I have lived in rural communities for almost twenty years no, apart from a brief sojourn in the UK from 2002-4. So have really learned to appreciate the existence of the internet. It can keep you in touch with family and friends through e-mail and skype, as opposed to the situation when I moved to Australia in 1972 when mail took ages to get from the UK to Oz, and phone calls were not only expensive, the quality was awful. You can stay in touch with world events, read on-line news outlets, download music and programmes, share opinions and views, access creative programmes on-line, buy pretty much whatever you need on-line, and so on and so forth.
I don’t know whether you really appreciate the existence of the internet if you live in a big city because so much is available pretty much on tap – shopping malls, newsagents, cable tv, and so on. So while I was doodling around today I decided that this piece of digital art really pays tribute to the exhilarating nature of the web of life – what connects all of us at a physical level on earth, but also what connects all of us and all sentient beings at unseen levels in quite magical ways.
So I’ve called this painting: The Exhilarating Web of Life. It’s a combination of the two digital art pieces below with some tweaking of the gizmos on PicMonkey and a bit of fiddling with a Photoshop plug-in.