Palo Alto Festival of the Arts, August 2012
We were chosen to be the feature artists for this year's festival, and chose a Silicon Valley subject: what really causes devices to stop working? The illustrated device isn't any particular machine in particular, with vacuum tubes, integrated circuits and a power supply plastered with warning labels.
Cheryl started by working on Kai's head and hands.
Wayne painted the power plug. Visitors posed with the plug, acting as if they were pulling it out. Here is a photo album of people pulling the plug on our artwork.
Cheryl painted Tristan after finishing Kai's skin tones. Wayne added Kai's clothing.
After our niece Alex finished her own painting, she came over and helped us out. Here she's painting a fig beetle.
Eek! A mouse!
The three “ghosts” float in the painting.
Sunday morning and the photography turned artsy. This is Alex and a girl who got to try out painting with her.
Our favorite art critics came by later--model Kai and his big brother Bryce (and Mom and Dad, too!).
Wayne poses with Kai.
Wayne uses a straightedge to create the edge of the device box.
We got more help on Sunday afternoon--Alex' sister Catie and our friend Sophie (a former classmate of our neighbor Sean).
Catie uses the straightedge on the front of the device.
The view from above.
Beware of crocodiles in this power supply. The warning labels were stenciled.
Catie and Wayne at work.
Jekyll and Hyde? They're two of a kind.
The view from the top of the finished painting.
The finished painting with most of our helpers (Catie, Sean, and Alex).
Chips tossed from the device by our ghosts.
The top of a vacuum tube.
A closeup of the kids
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