The Silk Purse Guild was formed to support UK makers, shakers and Artists. As much as I’m a HUGE fan of Kryten, Data and Marvin (if you get this, we are friends!), I do not feel like they have a place in the world of art.
Founder & Tech Gremlin Wrestler
Art has always been a form of human expression, a way for us to tell our stories and communicate our emotions to the world. Throughout history, artists have used their skills and creativity to create beautiful pieces that capture the essence of their time and culture. In today’s world, however, technology has given rise to a new kind of art and it is taking over sites like Etsy and Creative Fabrica – AI-generated artwork.
While AI-generated artwork may be impressive in its own way, it lacks the personal touch and incredible talents of human artists. Each handmade piece carries with it a unique perspective, skills, and emotions that are not present in AI-generated art. From paintings to sculptures and everything in between, art has a certain charm that cannot be replicated by machines.
Where is the Talent?
What makes handmade art so special is the process behind its creation. Artists pour their heart and soul into each piece they make, investing countless hours into perfecting every detail. The result is an artwork that carries with it a story – one that can be felt by anyone who sees it.
Moreover, there is something deeply satisfying about owning a handmade piece of art – something tangible created by another human being’s hands. It connects us to both the artist who made it as well as our own humanity.
As we continue to embrace technology in every aspect of our lives, we must not forget about the importance of human craftsmanship when it comes to art. We must support artists who pour their hearts into creating beautiful works by hand instead of relying solely on machines or algorithms.
We Stand with Artists
In response to this concern, some marketplaces have taken a stand against AI-generated artwork and made a commitment to preserving traditional craftsmanship and supporting artists who pour their heart and soul into their creations. These marketplaces understand that handmade pieces carry a personal touch that cannot be replicated by machines.
Then Silk Purse Guild is one of them. By refusing to sell AI-generated artwork, we are sending a message that we value human creativity over technological advancements. We recognize that there is more than just aesthetics at stake in the art world, there is also the story behind each piece that adds value beyond its monetary worth.
The decision not to sell AI-generated art is not just about preserving tradition but also about protecting artists’ livelihoods. Many artists rely on sales from their handmade pieces as their main source of income. If AI-generated artwork were to become more popular, it could potentially put these artists out of work.
It’s about Love
Furthermore, selling AI-generated artwork undermines the significance of human craftsmanship in art. It suggests that machines can create something just as valuable as something made by hand with passion and dedication. This notion goes against everything that makes art unique – it’s personal touch.