He gave an engaging old-school presentation with a real-life slide projector and talked about his philosophy of making art approachable. "You can do the most outrageous s___ and if you are willing to explain and engage, most people are willing to give you a try." "I want to get a small piece of real art in the hands of someone who might never purchase it otherwise."
I was charmed. I submitted a proposal, I received a warm welcome, and then I purchased the first 50 blocks to transform into mini "Chirps"
Below are a few photos of the process as I worked to make my mini-art for purchase in one of the over 100 converted machines in the USA.
The process took about twice the time I had planned for, but I was tweaking the process as I progressed and found the repetitive, eye-to-hand painting a good practice. I am excited to see where these birds land!