Fine Art OlderNewer Fine Art This modular cardboard and magnet combiner robot was created as part of the PS3 John Meisner Charrette School’s annual art auction for Team 306. Each year, artists work with teachers and students to create original pieces to auction off in support of the school PTA. Design parameters necessitate keeping all materials below $50 and allowing each student to make an individual contribution to the final design. To meet these needs, each 2″ cubic piece of the robot hot glued from magnets and recycled cardboard, with a pair of recycled electric candles and sunglass lenses serving as eyes, then airbrushed in preparation for student decoration and final mounting. 8” x 10” acrylic on canvas board. I thought it would be fun to do a word caption in the style of the strange lettering of Star Wars. Of course, we all know that the movies are dubbed from Galactic, the standard language of galaxies long, long ago and far, far away. This graphic was created in Procreate on the iPad using the Apple Pencil and combines an intertwined organic graphic with a brightly colored realistic digital painting of a bird. Digital subtraction enabled musical notes to be embedded directly into the multicolored ribboning, which exists in two layers above the bird model and one below. An original piece designed for Artprov, a combination of artistic design and improvisational comedy created by Rory Scholl. Gently prompted by a team of comedians, the artist shares the inspiration and tribulations in creating his works, which is then dramatized and illuminated by a comedy team, further inspiring the artist to create an original work. 30” x 40” acrylic on canvas. This piece is part of the searc for illumination, literally and figuratively. It took many years to develop the stylized filigree that infiltrates much of my work; I am always looking for more ways to sneak it in. Here, the Bride of Frankenstein’s beehive hairdo is threaded with the stuff. Perhaps she is even more electric than the monster that preceded her. She is surrounded by laboratory equipment drenched in blood red, in contrast to the her black and white skin and coppery hair.