The Hand in the Machine

We often hear complaints from natural media artists that art created on a computer lacks the hand of the artist and the qualities of imperfection and greater simplicity that go along with "hand made" processes. But is this true - or need it be?

Forbidden ©dgkaufman 2008   pigment ink on brushed aluminum

"This is what the machine may do for us - place beauty in many places where otherwise it may be in only one."
~ The Machine in Art, Louis Gibson, 1898