In order to get to the main page of Cortright’s site, you have to scroll through a seemingly endless line of downward-facing arrows—an experience which, intentionally or not, mimics the endless scrolling of social media feeds. Soda notes that these days, surfing the web has been replaced by scrolling, but her site is an exception. Her home page is bursting with images that link to her artworks on different web platforms, forcing the visitor to hop from site to site in a perpetual state of limbo.
“I really enjoy clutter and I really enjoy the feeling of having too many windows open or that feeling of a messy desktop,” Soda noted. She believes that contrary to the typical, consumption-oriented nature of the internet, seeing art online should be challenging and should “take some effort on the viewer’s part.” She added, “I also want people to get lost.”
Digital artist ’s website
, which she likens to a maze, also accomplishes this. “My pages are meant to function like a meditation labyrinth encountered in the middle of a city,” she explained. The front page of her site is a chronological grid of her three-dimensional renderings that link to her artworks—digital pieces that recall the natural world
, architectural spaces
, and psychedelia