This is my husband Steve.
He is a right-brained mechanical engineer and he is very, very smart. He knows lots of math and science things, but he also knows history and the arts. He can name any rock guitarist in 6 measures. He doesn’t think he has any artistic talent and, about this, he is dead wrong.
This is one of his sketchbooks. Yes, it is a piece of shim with equations written in Sharpie. He has lots of ideas–but that’s another story. When I saw some of his designs, I said YOU SHOULD DO SOME T-SHIRTS. Ands he did.
Recognize this formula? Me, neither. It is the Golden Ratio, or Mean, or Spiral. It defines the perfect composition for an artwork. Ask Leonardo. It says a lot about Steve that this would be his first piece. And that he would not label it and make it easy for the rest of us.
Here are some more of his early ones:
Avogadro’s number. As an avocado. Pun. They get better.
This defines the log of the natural e. Well, both daughters recognized it and it was a gift for Erice–E, get it? The white paint was not satisfactory. Already he is looking to improve his materials.
This is his shirt from the first picture. Kekule discovered the Benzine ring. Turns out he was having a hard time figuring out how to visually represent it until he had a dream about a snake swallowing his tail. Hmmmmm.
Another gift for Erica. Planck’s constant. So he drew a plank. Erica fell down laughing.
These were my Christmas presents.
I love art that makes me stop and then maybe laugh. Salvadore Dali’s melting clocks fits
the bill in spite of its deeper meaning. Only for me I got a melting iPhone.
My favorite building in the world is the Chrysler building in New York City. Lots of Art Deco and gargoyles. Beautiful. He cut the stencil out of freezer paper. Lots of little pieces. I love it.
He, too, has been experimenting with art supplies. He started with fabric paint from the craft store. For Christmas I gave him Shiva Paintstiks. He is having a great time.
Here are the new ones:
This is the black hole in the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. I love the effect on the black sweatshirt.
This is Leo Szilard, the guy that discovered nuclear chain reactions.
The Shiva Paintstiks leave the fabric unchanged. No stiffness. And they can be mixed like oil paints. We both like them.
I’m so proud.
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