I am often asked how I got the idea to turn dead electronics into works of art like those shown on marilyngatin.com.
It must have been a creative day, too, because I experienced a corner-of-the-eye view that made me see electronics as an art medium. I couldn't ignore the concept so I learned how to paint and construct sculptures using circuit boards, wires and shiny metal bits.
It took a while before I was comfortable sharing and even longer to be comfortable adding artist to my full-grown scientist self-image.
|"You are Here", 1998 2.75" x 4.75" x 0.75", acrylic on circuit board, NFS.|
"You are Here" represents a view of the dark spaces within - the bright spots and few colors are floating above the dark field - some even hang out over the edge into empty space. The green dot was me and I wasn't sure where I was.
My work has turned to mostly brighter - even lighted - works but I know there is much good to be found exploring in the dark.
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