I posted a thread of some of my new works, and some people showed interest in my machines series. I figured I'd post a thread just for this body of
This series was started when I contracted for go0gle. The place was full of bright young underpaid and underexperienced minds. I got in a slump there
and wrestled with their illogical policies that changed weekly. I painted nonstop on my freetime, but started the first piece in this series as a
"do-over" over an existing abstract I created. This piece sold immediately for a decent price and I started to wander deeper.
This place sucked the life and creativity out of most, I saw how miserable most were, cool part is they let me hang my art at work. I created so many
machines after the 2 years I was there it became a series.
What I started to realize about this series is it made almost every industrial environment I hung it in feel like fine art, the art made the crude
aspects of the venue seem artistic, and the art looked better as well.
Putting them anywhere near duct-work, pipes, vents, other actual machines, made the whole experience better. And against colored walls, shiny silver
art pops insanely hard. Coolest part was I was finding tons of ideas for new work constantly.
Framing these pieces is seriously fun for me too, it's putting icing on the cake. I tend to haunt goodwill, but a good sized frame store with pre-made
frames is so tempting that I can't resist.
And, until recently this whole series was oils, but I've learned to create similar cool reflective effects with acrylics. Many of my new series are
all iridescent acrylics mixed with luminescent inks.
I'm showing them again at an artwalk this Friday, the last pic is my setup at my residency. The next day I'm moving the show to a killer new coffee
house in a busy part of town.
And thanks again for taking a look at what I pour my heart and soul into, what I hope will become something worthy of merit in the minds of
interesting humans on this journey with me.
edit on 8-2-2017 by Aliquandro because: one more!