Avery: With the recent advent of A.I technology that can generate art with the press of a button, we are living in a strange time where artistic value is being threatened by artificial intelligence, and I have come to notice that many young aspiring artists on social media are becoming demotivated by this technological revolution. “What’s the point, when A.I can do it better than me?” This, is a dangerous mindset, not just for artists, but people in general.
Shelley Harland is a singer, songwriter, and producer based in Sydney Australia. Shelley works in multiple music genres, but is perhaps best know for her electronic and trip-hop styled sound. She has released five albums and multiple singles, with much of her music appearing in television and film. She’s collaborated with other talented artists in the music world such as Delerium, Junkie XL, Sleep Thief, and more.
Paul Howard is a Los Angeles based film-maker and activist. He is the director of the online documentary series “Ann Asks” and its complimentary feature-length film “A Pebble in the Pond.” Paul strives to create content that is impactful, positive, and inspiring, and his films show it. “Ann Asks” starring Ann Benson is a series that believes in people and the good we can do when we take action. The series wants you to be inspired to ask: How can I Create Ripples too?
David Sandum is an artist and author, notable for his highly praised 2015 book, “I’ll Run till the Sun Goes Down: A Memoir about Depression and Discovering Art”. But many of you will know him as the founder of the Twitter Art Exhibit, an organization that exhibits post-card sized artwork submitted by artists from all over the world. The donated artwork is sold to help raise money for charities and non-profit organizations.
On May 18th, we began creating a new mural at the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Center in Crawfordville, Florida (near Tallahassee). Around this same time last year we had been painting a large outdoor mural in their courtyard, completed in June. This year we had the opportunity to do another mural of a smaller scale, this time indoors.
Celebrate Valentine’s day with I and Arianna’s new poetry book! A collection of love poems and beautiful photographs for lovers of all kinds. This book contains both rhymed and free-verse poetry by us, featuring photos I took here in Florida, and of course, the digital work was done by Avery.
We hope you all have a wonderful, meaningful valentine’s day full of love, togetherness, and a little bit of chocolate!
Winters and Summers, the Beauty of Emotions captured in Poetry, is a collection of prose depicting the complexity of emotions. I’m very pleased to finally share these pieces, as some of them are many years old now.
The photography I picked to be featured in this book, was all shot in Florida.
Photos and poetry by Kai, digital designs by Avery.