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.

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A high-quality version of the VEE image is available for PayPal purchase.

All freely available images are max 1080 x 930 pixels. The HQ version is 6000 x 5150 pixels, suitable for hi-quality prints at 20″ x 17” and larger. (The artwork ships as a zipped png file.)

Go Blithely Onward is a unique 1 of 1 HQ digital edition, and carries the inconstant light artwork stamp unobtrusively in the bottom right corner. The artwork was created by Stephen Walter Simpson in 2021.

NOTE: Pricing is in US$