7 Mar 2012
A bright world – digital artist Petra Hart
Petra Hart is a digital artist and has been working on her series of art pieces for her collection making worlds, since 2006. Whilst thinking about a Second Sight issue on designing the future, I noticed her brochure on my desk and thought: ‘Making Worlds. That’s what it’s about. What a great title’. The world is changing, we all know that by now, but how are we going to design the future, that is what is important now. And so the first interview in this quarterly issue about Making Worlds is with Petra Hart, digital artist of, amongst other work, the Making Worlds series.
Imagine the future
Petra’s work is highly imaginative and is created on the computer. It is one hundred percent digital and produced by transferring images directly from computer generated digital files to photographic materials, making it a highly contemporary production process and giving the highest quality in terms of brightness, clarity, sharpness and color saturation. The final layer is liquid glass with Swarovski Crystals or diamonds. Handmade.
Setting things into motion
The art world is a world that is capable of setting things into motion and leading by example. The days of hitting out at everything are over. An age of positivism and feel good has begun. The age of bright colors and music has commenced.
‘My work is surreal: it is not a real world. Nature is important and as I look back on my work, more things fall into place than I could ever have imagined they would, beforehand. And that is what Making Worlds is about. Precisely that lack of inhibition is what drives me’ – Petra Hart.
Interview with Petra Hart by Andrea Wiegman