David Em: Aoxoamoxoa 7

 
  • ©1997, David Em

Artist(s):


Title:


    Aoxoamoxoa 7

Exhibition:


Creation Year:


    1997

Medium:


    Inkjet print

Size:


    34" x 76"

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Artist Statement:


    The making of Aoxoamoxoa 7 tells a lot about the evolution of digital imaging over the last 25 years.

    All my early computer art was done in big labs with hardware that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. The machines were scotch-taped together and required a full time team of programmers and managers to run. The software was one-of-a-kind, completely undocumented, and definitely not designed for artists. Trying to print digital artwork accurately was a nightmare.

    By contrast, I created Aoxoamoxoa 7 on an Intergraph desktop PC with 30 Studio Max, an affordable off-the-shelf software program, then printed it on a Hewlett Packard 2500CP inkjet printer, all in my own studio.

    That’s progress.