Intro to Hearts That Bleed

What I hope to never let go in exploring the web as a medium is the inherent mystery surrounding online personas felt/experienced every time I meet someone in cyberspace. A startlingly beautiful woman left a comment on my MySpace profile page. I visited her profile page and was inspired to create the animation for which these words serve as an introduction. The animation melds her image with her words. A high-speed Internet connection is required to view the animation and I recommend using Firefox as your browser. Even with a high-speed connection, the animation may initially run at a jagged rate. What I have learned from posting other computer memory intensive animations is that they often need to play through once before running at their proper rate. I realize this is awkward, but I believe there is a positive side effect. For me as an artist working in a new medium, transparency and process are related. Showcasing the process is part of the art. That initial slower run-through of the animation brings the process of its creation into relief.

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