The microcomputers producing my tints
are here to provide you, the viewer,
with a whole new interactive experience.
My voice recognition units
enable me to eavesdrop on your critique
and make whatever changes are called for.
Even if you don't know about art
but know what you like,
you can become an equal participant, or more,
in the process.
Think of me as your humble servant,
think of shoemaker's elves,
scurrying about to do his bidding even in the dark,
always true to the Platonic ideal
he dreams of while they work.
Perhaps you thought of microcomputers
as only making their contributions
in places such as the wings of aircraft,
reshaping them in the sky
to adjust to conditions.
Now, however, we can help
the imagination to also take flight.
What's more, we have been able to combine
the functions of creator and critic
into one, much richer, experience.
Even as you move on to the next work,
notice how the changes begin to fill
the corners of you eyes.
Is that your signature starting to form?
As with all the works in this gallery,
the original artist is unknown,
though we like to think of him
not as lost but as part of the foundation:
think of that painter
as simply painted over.