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Frank G. Van Atta
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  • Nov 1, 1938
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  • Deviant for 13 years
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AI "art": high-speed computerized photo manipulation that neither credits nor compensates the original image creators. Methinks it's akin to the infinite number of monkeys on an infinite number of typewriters producing Shakespeare - and a mountain of dreck. (Note: a "typewriter" is an ancient device similar to a keyboard but with the output going to paper instead of a display. ) If this seems harsh, just look at the "AI Artists" that produce and post anywhere from 1 to a dozen pieces of "artwork" every day.
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Only In America

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THIS BAT'S FOR YOU    If you're planning an outdoor party at night and don't want your guests to be bothered by mosquitoes, moths, and other flying insects, then you have two choices: have your party in the dark or invite a few bats over to eat the bugs.    For those of you who don't have any bats of your own and don't know anyone who will loan you a couple, Dan Silverstone runs a unique little business called Rent-A-Bat that will rent you all the bats you need for only $1 per bat per night.    "This is the time of the year when one of the most pleasant places to be in the evening is in the back yard--if you don't mind sharing it with a fe
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My first 3D work was a pair of bread platters I call North Wind and South Wind. That was 1960. I did a few more ceramic pieces - none of which have survived into the current era - and didn't do any more work with clay for more than 50 years. Fast forward to 2015 and I'm now into pottery. Since I had been doing a lot of wood turning for the last 15 years or so I decided I wanted to marry the two disciplines and make a true hybrid. This is the result. That is true hand-thrown pottery - fired to Cone 10 - and turned Gabon Ebony. When someone says, "Mixed Media" this is what comes to my mind.
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