Prompt: 'Just as a phoenix rises from its own ashes after death, an addicted person is reborn after quitting addiction and starts a new life.' Medium: Digital
This artwork is the final submission from the artist Aria for the 'Humanity' event by the Faerian gallery. The artist created this piece in 3 days, inspired by a prompt that was submitted by the public. In a unique twist, instead of being interpreted by an AI, this time the prompt was brought to life by a human artist. The entire creative process was livestreamed online and at the NFC Lisboa event.
Original prompt text: -- 'Just as a phoenix rises from its own ashes after death, an addicted person is reborn after quitting addiction and starts a new life.'
Art Medium: -- digital
Was AI used? -- no
How is your final artwork related to the prompt? -- My final artwork is a response to the prompt about the journey of recovery from addiction and the beauty of life beyond it. It is a representation of the hope and optimism that can be found in the process of recovery, and the idea that there is always light at the end of the tunnel. The artwork features a woman looking up at the sky, symbolizing the idea of looking towards a brighter future. The colors used in the artwork, such as blue and purple, represent a sense of calmness, tranquility, and hope. The overall composition of the artwork is meant to convey a sense of uplift and inspiration, encouraging viewers to believe in the possibility of a better life beyond addiction.
Why did you choose this prompt? -- I chose this prompt because it provided an opportunity to explore a complex and meaningful topic, namely the journey of recovery from addiction and the beauty of life beyond it. Addiction is a serious issue that affects individuals and communities in profound ways, and the process of recovery can be long and difficult. However, it is a journey that is worth taking, and the rewards of a life free from addiction are immeasurable. By discussing this topic, I hope to shed light on the importance of recovery and inspire hope and optimism for those who may be struggling with addiction.
Explain more your creative process: -- I used to work in the anti-drug police force, and I am fully aware of the hardships and misfortunes that people who fall into drug addiction go through. I have seen many talented and successful young people who, due to addiction, have lost the opportunities and progress that awaited them, and have been pushed towards depression, loneliness, and darkness. Even among the most successful and famous individuals in the world, you can see how they can fall into the trap of addiction and lose their fame and achievements.
But this is not the end of life. Quitting addiction can make the path of progress and growth smooth again and lead to an extraordinary life after addiction.
A last comment? -- I'm very sorry that I can't communicate with you much, because my English is very poor and I can't share all the things I know with you. I hope you achieve your beautiful goals