go blithely onward

Go Blithely Onward (Dressed as a Tomato) is a study for my fantasy poetry Life As We Know It, to appear in The Purpose of Reality (Meerkat Press, 2022). (Click on image for larger size.)

Here is the relevant verse:

“You must go blithely onward,
dressed as a tomato,
in panic or in resignation,
from this realm to the next one
in the hierarchy.”

The artwork was evolved with the visual evolution engine (VEE), my software that seeks unexpected realms, and CYNDE, cyclic nonlinear desaturation, rather than using standard AI techniques to mimic existing art. ALISA, Adaptive Layered Image Synthesis, was used for the figure.