Tag: 2024

Momentum paintings by A.D. Cook on display at National Corvette Museum
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Beauty in the Abstract: A.D. Cook and Hyper-Realism Art

Long before artificial intelligence consumed all conversations related to the blurred line of assisted creativity, artists had often found themselves at the center of the question, “How is art defined?” Art, whether a sculpture, painting, photograph, theatrical production, or film, is inherently subjective and interpreted only through the eyes of the individual viewing it at that given moment. The viewer consumes and digests the art, not as a computer program might with cold ones and zeros, but through the filter of their memories, experiences, and opinions formed over many years or seconds before their eyes reach the canvas.

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Celebrating 15 Years on Twitter [X]

With my recent move to Arizona, I’ve fallen a bit behind on my posts and updates. So far behind, in fact, that I missed acknowledging a huge social milestone. It turns out that as of April 2024, I have been posting (tweeting) on Twitter/X for fifteen years running, celebrating art and creativity.

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Phoenix Rising From The Ashes
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Phoenix Rising

They say you can never go home again, but I’ve been home many times. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve returned to Phoenix. It still holds a special place in my heart and is one of my favorite cities. Despite not living there for many years, its charm and beauty remain in my memory.

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Celebrating World Design Day 2024
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World Design Day 2024

From the smallest details of daily life to grand, sweeping structures, design surrounds and enhances us at every turn. Good design can improve functionality, aesthetics, and sustainability in buildings, products, and services. Whether it’s the sleek lines of a sports car or the thoughtful layout of a park, good design inspires and uplifts use. It is an art that blends creativity with functionality and enhances the quality of our lives.

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AMERICA FIRST Art Series by A.D. Cook
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America First Art Series

Over the past few years, I’ve inadvertently created a collection of artworks that has fondly become my America First Series. It’s a small series of epic paintings of America’s Sports Car and American iron – aka Haley-Davidson and Indian motorcycle. Several of my America First creations include an American flag as part of the prevailing theme.

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International World Art Day 2024
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World Art Day 2024

Hey there! Did you know that World Art Day falls on April 15th every year? Art means different things to people, depending on culture, ethnicity, upbringing, and personal preferences. This day is about cultivating art appreciation and inspiring folks to notice the endless beauty and creativity around them. It’s a great excuse to take a break from our busy lives and appreciate the world through a different lens.

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MOMENTUM Art T-Shirts
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MOMENTUM Art Tees

Classic T-shirts and beautiful cars are always in fashion. Since unveiling my latest epic car painting, MOMENTUM, I’ve been asked if I offered shirts featuring the paintings. While I’m not in the apparel biz, my friends at TeesPDQ can print great images on almost anything. With that in mind, they’re offering a selection of T-shirts in various sizes, from small to double-XL in black, gray, or white.

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ECLIPSE painting by A.D. Cook - CENSORED by Facebook
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A Censored Eclipse

On April 8, a total solar eclipse will cross North America, passing over Mexico, the United States, and Canada. While many parts of the country are excited about the Solar Eclipse 2024, Las Vegas will get a less-fulfilling version. Or, as a thought, you could fill your eyes with beauty, no protective eyewear required.

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Explosive Ideas with AI Typewriter
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What TheoBot Thought

Okay, I have to admit, while I am an old-school artist at heart, I am also somewhat of a geek. So, when an AI app came across my radar, suggesting it could help artists write descriptions of their art, I was curious.

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National Corvette Museum Entrance
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Gateway to All Things Corvette

Recently, I had the pleasure of visiting the NATIONAL CORVETTE MUSEUM, so lately the big questions I get asked are “What is it like?” and “What did I like most about the museum?”

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