We asked folks about legacy and what they want people to remember about them. We’ve shared some of those responses below.

Laurence Gartel | Father of Digital Art

I started an Art form that did not exist. In 1975 I discovered Digital Art at Media Study/ Buffalo working with video Art Nam June Park. I never turned back. I used technology to make Art and permeated industries. I pushed part a million, make that two million rejections. I never took no for an answer. My work consequence had been shown at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and in the permanent collections of the Bibliothque National Paris, Smithsonian Institution Museum of American History and the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum in London. Read more>>

Tim Tate | Contemporary Sculptor

I want people to remember me as a serious who was not afraid of tackling difficult societal issues. My lastest piece is entitled “The Pandemic Oculus” and will be shown at the Boca Raton Museum at the end of January during the new Glasstress show traveling from Venice, Italy. The Pandemic Oculus 33′ x 33″ x 4″ Cast Lead Crystal This is my second pandemic. So many souls have been lost to both. Strange that the mind will forget so much of what only this moment has passed, and yet hold clear and bright the memory of what happened years ago…of men and women long since dead . Yet who can say what is real and what is not? Can I believe my friends are gone when their voices are still whispering into my ears? No, for they remain a living truth within my mind. Pandemics have hunted me my entire adult life. First, with HIV and now with Covid-19. I wonder if this piece will mark my own death? A dark thought, I know. Read more>>

Oly Irl | Singer-Songwriter, Label Founder Public Works, Let’s Sang

I want my legacy to be the songs I have written, the label I created, Public Works Records, the artists we work with (Jaiailai, Rick Moon, Juan Ledesma, Rachel Angel, Nick County and Corey Perez) and the content we created together as a family of artists. We’ve made a few music videos, mini concerts and stripped down acoustic performances. Read more>>