"Technology is a wonderful tool for artists," remarks Tieu. "I know that it can help promote my work all over the world, enabling access to virtually anyone. Ultimately, I think the benefits of sharing digitally, outweigh the risks."
With her ongoing illustration series Girls With A Message as digital downloads, Tieu steps into a new territory of exhibiting artwork and offering more applications for a finished piece. "I like the idea of sharing my work in as many forms as possible," says Tieu. "Framed on a wall, as a digital wallpaper, as collage imagery for art journalers… all of it!"
Tieu encourages her supporters to purchase professional prints and manufactured products that showcase her designs, but offers the digital format as an additional option.
"I'm excited to see how people will use my art," says Tieu. "I want to see people incorporating my illustrations into their everyday lives, over and over again. Paste it into your diaries, print at various sizes for personal projects and experiment creatively. The idea is to reach far and wide."
Looking to inspire and empower girls with her colorful illustrations, Tieu embraces the good and evil of technology. Opening up a new level of interactivity to her fans, Tieu defines her work as an idea meant to be shared. Visit her online shop at http://shop.tortagialla.com
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Linda Tieu is an artist combining traditional art mediums with new media techniques, creating art for licensing and private collectors. Learn more at http://www.LindaTieu.com