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Electric Blue

I’ve been working on a slideshow of my digital art to enter in an art show. It might get disqualified, because the digital frame I loaded it on needs electricity. I’m sitting on pins and needles until I find out if either this or my other two pieces got into the show.



November 8, 2009 - Posted by | Art, Shelley's Creations | , ,


  1. Hi Shelley, nice work! I’m not sure I understand why you’d get disqualified…how can you do digital work without electricity? (Or am I just daft?!)

    Comment by kevmoore | November 8, 2009

  2. No, you’re not daft, Kev 🙂 The gallery is much more accustomed to traditional art. I threw them off guard I guess with something “out of the norm.” I’m glad you like it. If it doesn’t make this show, I might enter it in a digital art competition in December.

    Comment by shelleymhouse | November 8, 2009

  3. I hope you get in! It’s lovely.

    Comment by sittingpugs | November 9, 2009

  4. I don’t know what is your experience, Shelley, but i find it very difficult to make people accept digital Art. I have had quite a lot of requests for some paintings which were digital art, but when the people hear what it is, they are no more interested! I think it is even worse here in Europe, where people want “Originals”.
    Anyway, I love the electric pieces of your slide show! And I admire how you are going out now with your art.
    Good luck!

    Comment by Miki | November 9, 2009

  5. Thank you Sitting Pugs and Miki 🙂 Yes, Miki, I’ve noticed the same problem here. Galleries only want original acrylic and oil paintings. It is frustrating. I am experimenting a little with acrylic paint right now, but I am not enjoying it very much.
    It was suggested to me that my digital piece would be better suited in a photography show, but I’m not sure I see the fit there.

    Comment by shelleymhouse | November 9, 2009

  6. The digital debate is a thorny one. i must say, I don’t know it can be argued that you put it in a photography exhibition. It’s clearly not a photograph – by definition a photograph is “…An image, especially a positive print, recorded by a camera and reproduced on a photosensitive surface….”
    Whilst digital art can transform conventional mediums such sculpture, painting etc, and even photography, the definiton of ‘art” itself is highly controversial.
    If you take the latin (skill, craft) and indo-european (arrangement)origins of the word, we can assume that this means art is whatever is described as having undergone a deliberate process of arrangement by an agent. In this case, you, Shelley! The philospher Heidegger theorized that art was the means by which we achieve self-expression, and your work is just that, your self-expression, so if they try to disqualify you, quote him! 🙂

    Comment by kevmoore | November 9, 2009

  7. Video installation!

    Comment by sittingpugs | November 9, 2009

  8. Well you say Shelley,”“out of the norm.” That is the way it should be. [smile]

    Comment by Michael Pokocky | November 11, 2009

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