In 1979, Lucia Grossberger Morales saw the Apple II Computer. That night she had a powerful dream. In the dream, she had found a black box, embedded in the sand, next to the ocean. When she opened the box, small dots of light danced in the night sky. At that moment, she knew the computer would be her artistic medium. Inspired by my dream, she sold her belonging and, bought an Apple II computer.
Lucia spent the 80s and early 90s participating in the vibrant and supportive atmosphere of the Silicon Valley. She coauthored the Designer's Tool Kit, a graphics program published by Apple Computer, Inc. in 1982. In 1987, Lucia coauthored AppleVisions, and Steve Wozniak, the inventor of the Apple II computer, wrote the Foreword.
On her fifth birthday she heard a voice telling her, "You must tell your story." At three she had emigrated with her family, fleeing the Bolivian Revolution. They moved to New York, leaving her extended family, language, and the Andes mountains. 1997, Lucia fulfilled her promise to the five-year-old Lucia, and she created her CD-ROM, Sangre Boliviana. Lucia used images, text, animation, and interactivity to tell her story of the sadness and grief of leaving her homeland. "Sangre Boliviana," tells her story and the story of the medium, with the incredible advances in software and hardware during the seven years of development. The CD-ROM was exhibited in the US, Europe, and Latin America.
Lucia started creating computer animations in the early 80s. Over the years, she created computer animations as videos, and recently expanded into showing them as Kinetic Art (lenticular screens) and Augmented Reality. She chooses these technologies because they don't require a monitor and are interactive; the viewer has to complete the artwork.
For the last ten years, Lucia’s videos have been shown at the Santa Barbara Fine Art Film Festival, the Palm Springs Museum ACE show, and Orange County for Contemporary Art.