The “sig” series I am doing, and there are a lot of them, are with a consciousness of the importance of identity and how the relationship with an avatar is reciprocal. Signing images I make is a work in process. I have signed some on the computer, but mostly I print them and sign and date them on the day of printing. I think of it as marking the making of the physical object.
More and more I want to sign them as I make them. One way or the other? Right now it could be anything! These Sig images, made on the iphone are printing well. I sign them again. Just WL and the date, in pencil.
But the alchemy of the avatar is still at work, and the change is not done. I amight be a bit old for this sort of adolescent exploration… but that is the way it is! As an artist I am young.
“Who we choose to be in turn shapes how we behave,” Yee writes in the draft paper. “While avatars are usually construed as something of our own choosing â€“ a one-way process â€“ the fact is that our avatars come to change who we are.”