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your world beginning | into the gathering of dreams – day 3


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“Into the Gathering of Dreams – Day 3”, continues my series “Your World Beginning”, which explores the fusion of past, present, and future through the lens of daily life, dreams, and aspirations; beautiful times gone by, transcending the mundane, and an unknown future. The series is an attempt to capture the essence of being in the present moment, while simultaneously reliving moments from the past and dreaming of the future: Into the gathering of dreams.

The central filming in the video is from an afternoon biking at the Forks Area Trail System (FATS) in South Carolina, located on the border of South Carolina and Georgia. The filming of the biking was produced in 2010. The system consists of four machine-made trails, each approximately 6 miles in length. They are fast and free-flowing, making for a wonderful biking experience. Located in the midlands of South Carolina, the trails themselves are not as intimidating as the mountain trails located in North Carolina and are a joy to ride.

“Into the Gathering of Dreams” combines different elements, each having its own moment in time and space. I recently watched again, a documentary on the opera “Einstein on the Beach” by Robert Wilson and Phillip Glass. I had the pleasure of seeing this 4 hour opera in 1984 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. I mention this because the main concept was how time and space interacts with objects, people and places. Place a familiar object in an unfamiliar place and you create a new reality. Surreal, beautiful, conflicting, or contrasting, yet a reality unto itself. Part of my process as a digital artist is to reinvent and remix these “realities”. The digital medium and digital process itself, provides a beautiful, infinite and creative end to this objective. And it is also my objective through the process to infuse an emotional integrity, influenced by the experiences we all share. To touch on something that is universal.

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Images For HD Video: The Night Outside Your Dream (A Blue Moment Remix)

Second in the series of “chance” recordings …

http://youtu.be/Wdrl6O_H1uE   –  Copyright 2012  Walter W Smith

the night

- blue

with restless dreams

– isolated

in scattered refuge

in sudden refrain

 – through the darkest storm

“I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time.” – Calvin & Hobbs


Feburary 7th 2012 Featured Artist of the Day at ImageKind.com

Dear friends, family, fellow artists and bloggers….

I recently began to showcase my digital art, which is for sell, on the online store ImageKind.com. I was quite surprised and very pleased to find this email in my mailbox telling me of my selection as the “Featured Artist of the Day.” I would like to thank all those who over the past year have inspired and supported me. Below is a copy of the letter I received.

You can access my store at the links provided on my blog or website, or just click the link below.

http://www.newdigitalscapes.imagekind.com

“Congratulations!  You have been selected as the Featured Artist of the day at Imagekind.com!
Imagekind is the fastest growing online art site and it is our privilege to showcase your work as being outstanding amidst a field of so many other great artists and photographers.
Did you know Imagekind is the only art and photo site where artists can set their own prices?
Our success is entirely about you, our creative community. Please tell your colleagues, friends and family about the #1 place on the web to discover and purchase original art.
Have a great day and we wish you continued success! ”

Walter W. Smith