I knew folks that could paint and do still life studies but that was back in the days of canvas, oils and acrylics. They’re doing this stuff on computers now. Is it art? I mean… hit the off switch…and unless you can turn it back on again… the work is lost forever. You can copy this one faster than it takes to think about it, and reproduce it in exact detail as much as you want to. I am torn because…does a piece like this have any artistic merit? It only exists in an entirely artificial medium… and yet the skill of the original artist is beyond question.
But the artsy crowd have gone completely off their rockers these days. You can whiz in a jar and throw a crucifix in it and that is unquestionably art. If I wipe my bung on a Koran or draw the Pedophile Prophet - that’s a hate crime!!!!
The mind wobbles, and we live in ridiculous times.