These robots are from my carefree college days. The first was based upon the college seal. I added flying squirrels, wine glass trees, faintly visible classroom windows, and an enigmatic stalactite left of center.
My first-year art professor asked me, “is it a commentary on race?” I hated that art teacher. No, I called it black and white because the drawing was black and white.
Three years later, I finally decided to enroll in another art class. After that first semester train wreck, I wasn’t so sure about art classes in college. Boy, I’m glad I took a few more before graduation, because my two professors senior year were fantastic, for very different reasons.
These two robots were preliminary works for my final project. It was to be a painting based on a collage, and I combined two things that interested me greatly: dinosaurs and Japanese Shinto architecture. My final project painting was made from the top collage. I liked it, and my professor didn’t even ask me if it was supposed to be about class warfare or the sexual revolution or anything.
Happy Friday everybody!