Sojie 13 workshop, translating digital photo “Techno Future” into traditional oils on canvas painting. Mankind represented by the woman figure is now the nucleus of a cell (sphere/Technology) joined together as one now taps into the mother life force of space to take the precious life started on earth (now endangered by our wasteful poisonous technology) to plant its seed to distant planets in other galaxies..becoming the future seed of the Universe. The answer to the question that Shadowlea’s digital piece “Techno Future” asks us ..will Man destroy the life on Earth with his technology to only see life as a hologram? My work is not about resizing or recoloring the same painting (yet i have incorporated everything from it into my own way)..it is more about my answer to the question it asks all of us. “Future Seed” is the only true answer because everything else is a dead end. This is the only way it can be (or it would be some other way). The only way we can continue to ask the question…and that is the only thing that is really certain about any of this reality ..“I think, there fore, I am.” (Descartes). The one advantage I have is creating something out of nothing, ..which no amount of computer manipulation or technology can ever duplicate. Technically the original digital has too much dark plain browns and blacks for my taste(I know it was used this way to set off the red and green colors, and this was the biggest challenge for me was to get the same or more luminosity without all the plain darks) so I painted a beautiful ocean earth sparkling and shimmering under the stars radiating in the bright clean energy of the universal life force. what was/seems like a dark cave like computer room lighted by a primitive camp fire is now transformed into a spacey bubble representing all of technology (your ultimate cell phone,house,car,computer, internet connection) has now become our outer skin..we are as one the woman nucleus and technology the skin/cell/sphere/planet..future,spacey. Opened up the dim lighted holographic image shining in a vague dull space to include the glimmering seas of earth reaching to the distance stars and coming under the floating bubble to the viewers feet. Can be interpreted on so many levels..planets and space (as the original main intent) also religious with light from the heavans and beings walking on water (as said before) and on a biological/cellular level as well with complex life evolving from the joining of single cells. It is not just pure coincidence that the life force/energy/ray impregnates the sphere/cell and points directly at her reproductive organs.( This is about future life and technology joining together as one to evolve into newer forms of life as we become the life bearers and givers of life to the universe, maybe we transform our entire universe to life as a singled celled amoeba come to life in a much bigger reality?) … And this also pertains to the unifying force of the universal energy just after the big bang before it divided into the 4 forms of energy we know now (gravitational, electro magnetism, atomic force holding the nucleus of an atom together(weak force) and the strong force holding the particles of an atom together as in orbits of electrons as they circle the nucleus). And even on a cosmological level where we (everything ) is made up of tiny (extremely small) vibrating bits of strings that are pure energy that clump together to form all matter as well. So in this way this painting extrapolates and answers the ultimate question to the Universe..what is this thing we think is reality?..and to even a bigger better question, why do we even think at all? …because we can. 16″ × 20″ original oil pigments painted by brush in hand on hand stretched canvas.