daniel alexander smith

The Blind Lead

Once culture guided innovation, today technology drives culture.


<i>Euclidean Mind</i> carved birch, acrylic extrusions, 2019
<i>Euclidean Mind</i> carved birch, acrylic extrusions, 2019

Once culture guided innovation, today technology drives culture. This series explores blindness as an allegory for the relationship between technology and culture. Human observations and mark-making are scanned and interpolated into blind, digital inferrances of space and form, which are drawn by machine. An unseeing eye rolls wildly on a paper scaffold of facial topography. A sketchbook follows the tracing and retracing of an empty grid's evolution into organic forms. Each form follows a different blind process, translating human experience into digital, machine proxies for human experience.