March 04, 2015
Turn Your Ideas Into Digital Art!

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This just in from my 20-year old son, Jesse, a third year digital media student at Hampshire College:

Just recently, I was prompted by one of my art classes to create a social art project. No definition of "social" was provided. We were meant to interpret this as we wished and create art that involves society in some way.

I believe that art is viewed, by many people, as unapproachable. In other words, if you haven't declared yourself as an 'artist', how will you ever create a piece of art? This is the misconception I am working to dispel.

Art is not solely an act of creation. It is also a thought process, often manifesting in visual form, but it is no less valid if it exists only in your head. So... I have decided to launch a project that offers people an outlet to have their ideas brought to life by an aspiring visual artist -- in this case, me.

Knowing my own process, everything I have created has been influenced, in some way, by the opinions and advice of my peers and community. I want to take this phenomenon one step further.

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No later than March 20th, I will be choosing from anonymous submissions and creating a series of art/photography pieces comprised entirely of other people's ideas. Nothing is off limits, because what's not physically possible can be created digitally. My hope is that this project lends itself to making your most interesting, powerful, embarrassing, and bizarre ideas a visual reality in a way you hadn't previously considered feasible.

The ideas you submit can be as simple as one word, a complex list of specific instructions, or even an existing photograph you would like to see recreated.

The "social art" I will create, based on the ideas I receive, will be posted, by April 1, on this page The more submissions I receive, the more interesting the results will be, so don't be shy.

Please share this link with your friends, and stay tuned for some interesting pictures! Thank you for you time and interest!"

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Got an idea for a cool piece of art? Submit it here by March 20th.

Posted by Mitch Ditkoff at March 4, 2015 07:42 AM

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