In relation to my personal taste and view of skill sets within the mediums, I can appreciate the beautiful and the ugly when it comes to aesthetics. Having a sense of the ugly duckling or a beautiful swan is only characterized by a love of beauty. Although, everyone has a unique taste, “beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder”. We must not count on intellect to help us decipher the difference between beauty and ugliness. But concern ourselves with the emotion and sensation of it as an artist and editor I look to help my readers and viewers to feel my work. The simple idea of it places them right there when I am in action as well as the state of mind I am in. Becoming one with the reader or viewer for that moment is my global perspective in relation to an aesthetic. There is a difference with something beautiful that gives off no emotional connection and one that is ugly and has an emotional connection or vice versa. Either way a picture can paint anywhere from one to a thousand words it just depends on your approach and state of mind.
In my pursuit of digital curation, I have come across a few things that make me unhappy. If properly done there would be some longevity to it in the pixels when archiving. Keeping intact the physical integrity as well as the authenticity overtime. Preserving the data that would still be accessible throughout the trending digital transitions the internet is a beautiful place for expressing an artist’s fellowship. Following a standard through digital information preservation not through the original bits and bytes but the content. Ensuring the content is accessible, understandable, and usable. There is also looking after and adding value to the data as well as presenting it to fit its purpose.
The type of art I would showcase is kind of a broad question to single out. Especially with the internet helping artist post a full tool belt of mediums through photography. I think If I had to choose one it would anything with canvas painting. I think our community and followers should have something other than Netflix to watch. Adding color to someone’s life is to help them apply beauty in their world.