TL:DR- My mother served as both parents growing up, and also instilled in me the discipline to learn more about and practice art. Below are a series of portraits that illustrate her in all of her facets, and mirror some of the roles that she plays in my life.
My Mom, Mavis Prince, is on both the left and right hand sides. For years, she has been pursuing her dream of providing ministry and uniting couples. She's getting her second master's, of Divinity, later this year. And below, you will see details on two more portraits of her- as drawings. The reason for the three different faces have a great deal to do with how I visually process, in general. They also reflect the rich art education that she gave me as a child.
TL:DR- How are the increasing connections, digital and physical, being affected by the chance to extend life through technological means? How will visual art, which depends on the changing face of things around us, be affected?
Today is a beautiful day. The sky is a flawless shade of blue, and birds chirp merrily outside of my window. I feel blessed, in my body, in my skin, with my place within the whole of humanity.
Within the present day, however, I describe the future- a micro and macro expression that is yet to exist and yet happens with each breath that I take and forward step that I make. It has also influenced my art style a great deal, for its in-corporeality. The mental processing of the future can take on any shape that we- as humans- want, according to our perceptions, our desires. A utopia. A dystopia. Or any number of shades of existence between those two terms.
However, I no longer think that these words, in their present sense, are as poignant as the term "transhumanism". This word mostly involves augmenting humanity's destiny with a secondary, non-organic system of support. According to your personal perceptions of technology, this can have various meanings, positive or otherwise.
Artist by way of academic. A long journey, partially written about here.