AI Triptych: Call of the Sea

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I haven't been in the mood to post much recently but wanted to share some AI images I made as part of coming to terms with the loss of an old friend who disappeared 2 years ago. Just before new year, his family announced that forensic testing positively identified some human remains found in a river mouth at a coastal area that is shark-infested as his.

Although he left no note, it was clear from his actions that he chose to end his life.

Images made using a Google collab Diffusion notebook



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Very sorry to hear about your friend, It must be a difficult time for his friends and family. I hope Having some sort of closure will help.

I Love the imagery.

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Yes, it is better to know where he is. The AI surprised me with these, it keeps getting better

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Oh my! I'm so sorry. I can see your grief and loss in these pieces. I've also noticed you haven't been posting much. I can see why. xo

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Sorry for your loss! The death of loved ones always gives us cruel lessons, but it also makes us a little more conscious in our own lives, perhaps.
I'm afraid I'm starting to sound like a lunatic when it comes to life and death, so I'll just say this, and I hope it helps, because all wishes and prayers help: May your friend rest in peace!

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Thank you. I think he is at peace

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You found a soulful way of expressing your feelings...

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Thanks. It helps somehow

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More than surreal... At first I thought they were real oil paintings. What the AI can do is creepy.
Sorry for your friend, i hope his soul is already in the light.

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The AI is creepy but it's also fascinating! Thank you, I think he has found peace at last

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Hopefully, this expression and the potential for some amount of closure will help the healing process. I would imagine the two years of not knowing were horrible. This is some very interesting generative art either way.

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Thank you! The notebooks keep getting better

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I haven't given one a try in quite a while! Need to play around some more soon.

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Do it! I was very impressed with how diffusion has evolved. Vqgan is wacky and fun but diffusion does things the way you want them

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If you don't mind... when you get a chance, would you drop the link to the notebook you used, please? I am going to be doing some art tonight and that might help a bit. Cheers

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No problem, it's here https://t.co/8IU0RJsixJ
Sorry for the delay, I am in a different timezone and went to sleep after my last comment

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No worries at all. Thanks for the reply and the link. It's much appreciated. =)

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I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. I hope that the closure was helpful. Sending love.

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I am so sorry to hear of your loss and hope you can somehow cope... although grief is tough. Your paintings are perfect to visiualize the dark calling of sadness and loss.

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Thanks for your kind words :) Sadly, this is a road I have been down many times now, I think I'll manage, it just takes time

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My deepest condolences... on the other hand, that art, even though it's with AI, implies what you should feel. A hug!

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