Click the images to walk through each gallery... Just take your time and enjoy. The images go in a random order contained to each gallery, but once you've seen all the images in the gallery I'll let you know, and reshuffle them for you (I prommy).
I made all these with Craiyon, and I love them like my children.
When I'm making AI art, I'm not making it because I want to emulate anyone else's work, I make it because I love the medium for the effect it gives the images, and the way it lets me experiment with images I wouldn't otherwise be able to transfer from my head to the wider world. I'm creating art that expresses my specific artistic voice, although I also owe a lot to the AI and to the creators/originators of every image fed into it! Think of it like collage, but if collaging was a machine that could make dreams into real pictures. I'm still chewing on how to approach it as a medium, but I've never been able to make my dreams real before now.
There are ethical issues that can and should be explored in regards to whose data and images are used, and what is vulnerable either to being used in exploitative ways, and/or vulnerable to reproducing existing biases. For example the way that Craiyon has learned that "man" = white men, or the way that people who don't appreciate or understand the work that industry artists do saying that it will replace concept artists (which is an opinion that's absurdly ignorant, because concept art requires much more than just creating an image, it conveys information that an AI is not capable of understanding, much less taking into consideration while making the image).
I don't want to ignore that while I make my art. I know AI art is a controversial subject, but Craiyon is a medium with its own unique signatures that require coordination between the artist and the AI, it isn't as simple as typing "Orc in spiky armor | front page of ArtStation". For example, this image has the prompt "fiji mermaid decapitated head museum exhibit lucy drawer pinned behind glass". Often times I start with a prompt, and continue making small changes, adding and removing keywords, rearranging, etc., until I get the effect I want, or I find an effect that's compelling that I didn't expect.
I'm also mesmerized by AI art because it's like a collaboration between you and the internet. It's like a little box that makes pictures of dreams in real life! Why wouldn't everyone want to use it all the time?
Enjoy the textures and colors and everything, and imagine yourself standing, sitting, or lying in the pictures. What would you do? Where would you go if you could? Does anything look familiar to you? Or does all of it look alien? Does it look like a dream you had? Or a place you've been?
What would you be feeling? Would you feel peaceful? Excited? Anxious? Bored? Annoyed? Déjà vu?
P.S. The shelves in Open Storage are my favorites!
P.P.S. If you like AI art too and/or have any you wanna share please put a link in my guestbook!
Content: body horror, gore, "nudity", medical, religious imagery, asphyxiation, unsanitary, ghosts, giants, severed heads, boxes of organs, shelves, caves, eyes, empty carparks, underpasses, hands, museums, insects (specifically in 'Awakening' gallery),being watched, loneliness, uncanny valley, death
The end. Do you want to Begin Again?