Surreal Steel: AI-Altered Ball Bearings with Human Eyes

Artificial intelligence (AI) has revolutionized the way we create and manipulate images, opening up new possibilities for artistic expression. In this blog post, we’ll explore a series of surreal images created using Midjourney AI, which adds human eyes to steel ball bearings.

Surrealist art has a long tradition of using unexpected combinations of objects and elements to create a sense of the irrational and the dreamlike. These images continue that tradition, using AI to give inanimate objects a hint of humanity. The result is a strange and unsettling visual experience that challenges our understanding of identity and consciousness.

So, how were these images created? The process likely involved using machine learning algorithms to detect the ball bearings in the images and then adding the eyes using image manipulation techniques. The end result is a series of images that are both familiar and strange, with the added eyes giving the ball bearings a sense of personality and intention.

But what do these images mean? At first glance, they might seem like a simple visual trick, but they speak to deeper questions about the nature of consciousness and identity. By giving inanimate objects human-like qualities, these images force us to consider the extent to which our sense of self is tied to our physical appearance. They also raise questions about the role of AI in contemporary art and the potential for further experimentation and exploration in this area.

In conclusion, the “Surreal Steel” series of images is a thought-provoking and visually striking example of the creative possibilities of AI in art. Whether you find them disturbing or fascinating, these ball bearings with human eyes are sure to leave a lasting impression.

…and this is me

To quote Mike Yarwood!

Yes, all that above was from the AI, Chat GPT. From a very basic description it came up with a reasonably decent blog post…I maybe didn’t think that deeply about the images…but the AI wasn’t to know that!

These images are created from my existing Steel Ball Bearing photographs that originally appeared in my Black and White Unite series.

Enjoy the images!


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