|Though artificial intelligence and human creativity are related in a broad sense, there is currently little crossover between the two.
One of my major software projects deals with exploring each and trying to find the connections. The unique process behind all my work is similar. I create paintings with the aid of computers, robots, and machines.
This portrait of MLK Jr. is taken from a photo of his memorial at the Downtown Mall in Washington D.C. Yet another of my works featuring the National Park Service, possibly one of the greatest things about America.
You can see from the time lapse video that there are several layers of paintings. The first portrait was an old canvas I had lying around that I didn’t like anymore. On top of that I painted a portrait of the memorial from further out. I didn’t like where it was going so half way through I switched to the portrait you see in finished painting. So there are at least three layers in this, possibly more as the first may have been painted over something. I don’t remember.
Newest robot is now fully interactive. It is still in Beta and only up at certain hours, but when it is up, anyone can log-in and take over controls of the machine. In this painting 3-4 different people contributed to a painting of the Lincoln Memorial. Soon the site will be open to everyone.
An early beta version of the crowd sourced painting website produced these 6 portraits of President George W. Bush. The work is not complete, but this is the progress after a week of development and painting. Some more 9″x12″ canvases are being painted as we speak. What I find interesting about this work is that one of the portraits made by the crowd source painting website actually resembles his father.
This painting in progress is a commission for a collector of presidential portraits.