The Fading Presence of Physical Art


In a day where digital media reigns king, it has become increasingly more difficult to host and support the idea of physical art. It seems as though sometimes our minds move too fast and we lose sight of what got us to the point we are at. This is happening increasingly more with the move from physical art to an almost solely digital art community.

What does this mean? It means that while technology certainly is a great asset to the art community, we, as artists need to remember the importance of physical art. Sure, looking at a digital image and physical image are essentially the same, but one allows you to better share the experience with others, to feel what the artist wanted you to feel.

But the world is simply becoming digital

There is no denying this trend, and there is nothing wrong with it. However, there is something we can do in order to preserve the idea of physical art, which is making an effort to volunteer for local cultural programs. At Mundaring Arts Centre, we host a number of community projects to help engage others and maintain a human connection. From gallery showcases to community outreach, physical art is immortalized in the people that support the community through action.

At the end of the day, technology may be what we are trending toward, but people are what makes us tick. Don’t forget to volunteer for your art community and ensure that physical art is not forgotten.

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