About the Author
My name is Jeanne S. M. Willette and I have all the usual credentials for respectability and credibility in the art world, a fine arts degree from California State University, Los Angeles, a master’s degree in art history from California State University, Long Beach, and, finally a Ph.D. from University of California, Santa Barbara. I even have a job, at an art college in near Venice Beach. Obviously, I like to take my education near scenic beaches. Over time, I have come to believe that the position of California on the cutting edge of the Pacific Rim is crucial to our position as the Last Frontier. Future culture is invented and incubated here.
I am watching a growing schism between the left over Twentieth Century mind and the emerging Twenty-First Century mind and I prefer to see what this new century has to offer. Although I have numerous publications, both national and international, art reviews and art exhibition catalogues and so on, I am convinced that the future of art writing is on the internet. I am reminded, art historian that I am, of the Futurist poet, Marinetti, who created a new kind of poetry, “Words in Freedom.” The renegade poet who was mad about speed and fast cars would have loved the internet. Cyberspace is truly the Wild West, home to migrants who want to find out what this new unchartered land has to offer. Anyone can enter, everyone is welcome. Who can resist?