We are the Quasi’s
Spanning the chasm between history and prophecy.
Partially carbon. Partially not.
Partiially cellular. Partially bot.
Ever in transit, enroute, reboot,
Ain’t no undo in this toute suite
No cheat sheet
Just bittersweet repeat, constant tweet
Time’s sharp cleat on bleak street.
Quoth the raven, never?
The throbbin/ bobbin/ weavin’ despair
For others out there.
Nary a rhyme of regret
For those who don’t get
Daring flicker, feisty, spicy, wacky
Of More, and Most.
You, and I,
PC and bot
We are the Quasi’s
No else where to grow
No sense to know
Still time for yes
c.Corinne Whitaker 2016
Corinne Whitaker, aka the Digital Giraffe, has been acclaimed for 36 years as a pioneering artist in digital imaging and digital sculpture. She has exhibited worldwide in over 80 solo and 260 group exhibitions, including the solo exhibits ”No Rules” at the Peninsula Art Museum in Burlingame, CA. and “CyberSphere” at Stanford University. Her work has been published in over 100 magazines, books, catalogs, media and newspapers. She has shown at the Austin Museum of Digital Art and the Museum of Computer Art. She has lectured extensively on the radical new iconography offered by the computer, including “Look Ma. No Paintbrush!” at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
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Whitaker is one of the featured artists in the CD ROM and book, “Women Artists of the American West”. Her work has won over 30 awards, including “Best in CyberArt” and two Golden Web Awards. She is featured in “Art of the Digital Age”, as well as the DVD set “International Digital Sculpture, 2009”. She is also the author of 23 books of digital paintings and poetry. (www.giraffe.com/gr_writing.html). Whitaker’s award-winning Digital Giraffe online journal (www.giraffe.com) now in its 23nd year of web publication, has been visited by 183 nations.
Whitaker has been actively involved in the art community. For ten years she ran the Digital Giraffe gallery in Carmel, California. She has been a Board Member of the Fellows of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles and the
Carmel Gallery Alliance. She is represented by the Paul Mahder Gallery in Healdsburg, CA.