At last the time has come to present the Guitar Playing Robot print! Nearly a year in the making, here is the final result and some thoughts and notes on the process.Note: This is Part Four of a process post. For earlier posts see Process: Digital Art Editing of the Guitar Playing Robot, Process: What Counts As Cheating When Making Art?, and Process: Edition Separations (Again) For Print.
There are two moments in life in which I recall feeling most like anything was possible and both occurred at age 15. The first was during a family vacation in which we drove from Illinois to Colorado. I was listening to my portable cassette player through my headphones and the song playing sent a shiver up my spine. As the guitar swelled to full volume I couldn’t believe the power it had over me and I thought, “I wish I could do that…” immediately followed by “Why can’t I do that?” My parents nurtured my dream with a guitar and lessons and I’ve been playing ever since. Continue reading
Some months ago someone asked me, “What’s with all the robots?” while looking at some of my artwork. It’s true. I dig robots. Specifically, I dig these guitar playing pop art robots that I’ve come to develop over the years. Above is one of the more recent examples. The guitar body and headstock are actually my design as well. Here is the robot evolution. Continue reading