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.
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.
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.
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:
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.