Installation artist Toby Fraley, who we’ve previously written about, has created “The Artwork Forge II“, a whimsical turquoise blue shed that sits in front of City Hall in Palo Alto, California and creates custom artwork for just four quarters. The produced image is based upon compiled data gathered from a series of questions. With this adorable installation, Fraley questions the role of technology in art, the same question that was asked in the short film “Way to Artist”.
This public art piece simulates the experience of commissioning an original artwork by compiling data from your personal preferences, social media, news trends and celebrated masterworks of art. The result is a textbook-perfect work. But does it have soul? What does a human bring to works of art that a machine will never be able to produce?
photos via Toby Fraley
submitted via Laughing Squid Tips