Iconic Silicon Valley Places

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Iconic Silicon Valley Places series on display in artist’s studio, 2017

Iconic Silicon Valley Places is a series of plein air iPad paintings, all created from direct observation on location, using an iPad Pro, Apple Pencil and Procreate app. Many incorporate photo collage in the background and each tells a story that relates the location to the development of Silicon Valley (follow the links below for a description, and time-lapse video of each). This series of iPad paintings depicting iconic places relating to Silicon Valley, are close to my heart as a Physicist-turned-Artist. Each place tells it’s own unique story of this incredible crucible for technology and innovation that we know of as Silicon Valley, thus very fitting that the medium of these artworks is itself the product of Silicon Valley!

This new series builds on my earlier (2014) Silicon Valley Series, also comprising of eight artworks output on metal, which are on permanent display in the Mezzanine of the San Jose Marriott Hotel in downtown San Jose. That earlier series were photo-paint digital collages created using a Mac, Wacom tablet and Corel Painter software.

The Iconic Silicon Valley Places artworks will be exhibited in the Art Ventures Gallery, Menlo Park, in the group show iPad Art: Places – 3 Brits in Silicon Valley. Please come to the opening reception on Friday, December 1st (7 – 9pm). Here are the artworks from this series that will be included in this exhibition, listed in the order the companies were founded (founding year noted in parenthesis), starting with the oldest:


The Hewlett Packard Garage, Palo Alto (1939)


SRI International, Menlo Park (1946)


Intel, Santa Clara (1968)


Xerox PARC, Palo Alto (1970)


Apple Park, “The Spaceship”, Cupertino (1976)


Google Bikes, “Googleplex”, Mountain View (1998)


Facebook Thumbs Up Sign, Menlo Park (2004)


Twitter, San Francisco (2006)


..and, not an official part of the series, but almost (will be silent auctioned to support local arts education at show opening reception):
Cafe Borrone, Menlo Park (1979)

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