the autumn of metaphors

The Autumn of Metaphors is an illustration for poetry Delfina. Here is an excerpt:

“The boundary between the living
and the mechanical is indistinct.
Humans become robots when their anima dies,
although they might pass the Turing Test.

“And the living who see themselves
as androids, cold inside, might suddenly find
their heart is burning.

“The songs of your heart are yet to be sung.”


The image was made with VEE, the Visual Evolution Engine, which does not employ standard Artificial Intelligence techniques to mimic existing art, but seeks the realm of the unimagined. The figures were made with VEE and ALISA, Adaptive Layered Image Synthesis. Click image to view larger size.

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The Autumn of Metaphors 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.

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