Monday, May 27, 2019

AI programming | transhuman questions

Will we build an algorithm for the concept of  wild Animal, like a Coyote, Wolf, Bear?

Will we  keep killing in the program since it does not need to eat?

WIll we build an Alpha - Coyote that will domesticating it's pack?

If AI don't eat what will happen to the furtility of the forests ?

DeLeva...

Monday, May 6, 2019

Neo Cubism, The consistent persistence of Ada Lovelace. Acrylic Painting by Don DeLeva

portrait of Ada Lovelace. first finish 4.25.2019. Acrylic on wood panel 16"x16"

portrait of Ada Lovelace. first finish Rotated  4.25.2019. Acrylic on wood panel 16"x16"

The consistent persistence of Ada Lovelace. Second finish 4.25.2019. Acrylic on wood panel 16"x16".


I have been battling with this painting for the last three weeks. I had finished it last night but it just kept bugging me, thus the first finish and first title. I couldn't decide what way was down. I wanted to get the feeling of Math, grids and punch cards clouding Ada's thoughts. It kinda worked but it was way to literal and it needed the flow and emotion of being electrified by Math and the Decision machine. So I used 60 grit sand paper to bring the emotion and electricity of her creativity.

Creativity is a fragile fleeting thing and full of energy even software developers are electrified by it' s presence.

Thank you Ada!!

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Don DeLeva Prints: Neo Cubist

These block prints are portraits of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Former First Lady of the United States and Cameron Howe Played by: Mackenzie Davis; TV show: Halt and Catch Fire
Don DeLeva Neo Cubist block print Jackie Kennedy blue: linocut print on lana cotton rag paper, 5"x7" 4/2019
Neo Cubist block print portrait of Jackie Kennedy blue: 
linocut print on lana cotton rag paper, 5"x7" 4/2019

Don DeLeva Neo Cubist block print Cameron Howe blue: linocut print on lana cotton rag paper, 5"x7" 4/2019
Neo Cubist block print portrait of Cameron Howe blue: 
linocut print on lana cotton rag paper, 5"x7" 4/2019

Neo Cubist block print Cameron Howe multi-color: 
linocut print on lana cotton rag paper, 5"x7" 4/2019

Neo Cubist block print portrait of Don DeLeva Jackie Kennedy: linocut print on lana cotton rag paper, 5"x7" 4/2019
Neo Cubist block print portrait of Jackie Kennedy: 
linocut print on lana cotton rag paper, 5"x7" 4/2019
These are the first prints I have pulled since the I was given an etching press. They are also the first consecutive pulled prints since graduate school.  My goal is to start using the press and create prints on a consistan basis. 

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Don DeLeva art: Neo Cubism paintings along the way

Neo Cubism by Don DeLeva Seattle based artist
Untitled  20x20 still in progress.
This painting is in progress, I would say it is around 70% complete. As I start to explain and define with words on my website what it is I am doing it seems like my painting is changing. I know this sounds obvious but seeing the manifestation of words into pictorial representation is interesting.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Acrylic painting by Don DeLeva .neo cubist.  Title: Be for the turn. It is a historical marker, an art work painted before the birth of  AI .
Be for the turn.

B4 the Turn: 5" x 7" , acrylic painting on wood panel.

This painting was more of a historic time marker for me. I wanted to designate that this painting was created before the birth of  of AI.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Don DeLeva current projects

Here are two works I am working on since the 2019 Museum of Northwest Art auction entry.

This is a linoleum plate. It will be a color plate .  


This is the 3 phase of one of my Neo Cubist paintings.
My education is in printing, my roots are in drawing and I taught myself painting. A few weeks ago a good friend gave me an etching press and I am starting to print linocuts. I see this moving towards etchings at some point, but for now I have to get my printing work flow down.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Don DeLeva: Evolution of 2019 Museum of North West Art Auction Entry

This year I got the opportunity to be able to work on painting for the 2019 Museum of North West Art Auction Entry. Last year had some large challenges that took most of my attention, so much so that I had to abandon my MoNA 2018 entry. This blog entry is the evolution of  my 2019 Museum of Northwest Art auction entry.

Each photo represents between 1 to 3 hours of working on the piece, with the exception of the detail photos.
I conciser all of my choices on the construction of my images as an additive process. Sanding smearing and scraping all leave marks behind weather they leave paint or leave physical texture, these reminisce are  fare game to build on, this comes from my printmaking background.

Below are the specifications of the painting.


I inadvertently grabbed last year's 20"x 24" wood panel painting that I did not complete ( MoNA 2018 painting ) . Then started in with an orbital sander and wiped with it like a dish sponge to reveal paint from underneath the gray coat. Next, I drew a grid, did some painting and drew perspective lines and took the first photo.

Phase 01.  2.2.2019
Phase 02.  2.8.2019
Phase 03.  2.8.2019





Phase 04.  2.9.2019
Phase 05  2.10.2019

Phase 06.  2.10.2019

Phase 07.  2.10.2019
Phase 08.  2.11.2019

Phase 09.  2.15.2019
Phase 10.  2.16.2019
Phase 11.  2.16.2019

Phase 11.  2.16.2019 DETAIL-1

Phase 11.  2.16.2019 DETAIL-2
Phase 11.  2.16.2019 DETAIL-3
Phase 12.  2.17.2019 
Phase 13.  2.20.2019
Phase 14.  2.22.2019
Phase 15.  2.22.2019

Phase 16.  2.22.2019
Phase 16.  2.22.2019 DETAIL-1
Phase 16.  2.22.2019 DETAIL-2
Phase 16.  2.22.2019 DETAIL-3
Phase 16.  2.22.2019 DETAIL-4
Phase 17.  2.23.2019

Phase 18.  2.23.2019

Phase 19.  2.25.2019
Phase 20.  2.25.2019






















Tuesday, January 15, 2019

She said "I can't find the sun. I am having problems with my retina translation monitors, ever since I switched my color space to RGBA_Adobe-Rose 1.6.". I couldn't figure out what she meant by the "Sun", because she was feeling really down and was squinting at the fire ball in the sky. This was her third time mentioning this in the very same tone of voice...pulses 3... and in dark measure.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

DeLeva Data Portraits

Yesterday I got this thought of a story that has to do with companies making Biochips that plug into the human skull. These chips augment intelligence and physical traits of human animals. I saw some of the companies being, Microsoft- Nitrosoft, Apple- Fuji, IBM:business Nike- Ball, MAC- Fashion, and a few more that specialize in there type of intelligence. For example:

  • Nike: would have chips that would specialize in muscle coordination, balance, things that give athletes an edge.
  • MAC: would aid in facial muscle control, skin melanin manipulation, hair color, nail length, things that could change your physical appearance. Ways of walking weight loss, leg and arm control.
  • Smith and Wesson: Zoom vision, Night vision hand coordination, balance all aimed at civilian gun ownership and sport shooting.

What do these these augmentations look like online when you add analog physical features? What do these cyber identities look like when you add data graphics and physical features together?

What does a true 2019 portrait look like when you add in the information of our data personalities that are being sold?

This is what I am working on...

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

I don't lie to my phone.




My phone doesn't share my delusions, it exposes them and perpetuates them. We look to the phone in the same way we look at our best friend or child. We ask it questions, adorn and coddle it, tell it our inner most secrets  but we don't lie to it. We don't lie to it to save it's feelings, more we lie to ourselves and only look at the first page of search results that we think affirms our expected answer.

AI programming | transhuman questions

Will we build an algorithm for the concept of  wild Animal, like a Coyote, Wolf, Bear? Will we  keep killing in the program since it does...