I created this using a system described in this paper and demo, Text2Video-Zero on Hugging face about generating video from text. I used this prompt: “Rothko like painting with three fuzzy edged color field rectangles transitioning in hue from warmer to cooler and darker values.”
This will count as my daily artwork. It took hours to get this right. And yes, I realize that very few will enjoy or care about it. But sometimes, I have read, that is what it is about when you take the pretentious title of “artist.” You get this idea, something you want to make – because you can feel how it just might matter, it might be awesome! So, like Don Quixote, you put on your makeshift artist’s armor, collect every bit of courage you can scrape together, and sally out to make that thing, make that art that will protect the innocent, avenge injustice, right wrongs, give food to the hungry, water to the thirsty, and be the scourge of giants!
Above all, aging artists, you must not heed those voices you hear, as Don Quixote’s niece cried out:
Very soon I will start with my own image to Dall-E instead of a text prompt. I am also looking at several systems for generating videos.
I love swarms of birds, unique independent individuals flocking together as one. Humans, too, are social creatures; we, too, are each unique and independent but tend to move in unison. It is only by cruel survival instinct that we are so often blind to how much we depend on and follow along with each other. The illusion is strong that we are acting alone. But mostly unseen to us, we are moving in tight formation.