Iconic Silicon Valley Places

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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!

They are MetalPrints (dye-sublimation prints on aluminum) output by BayPhoto. Each image is Augmented Reality (AR) enabled through the HP Reveal app. Please click here for instructions as to how to view the AR.

The Iconic Silicon Valley Series on display in my studio

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 Ballroom Foyer Space (Mezannine level) of the San Jose Marriott. That earlier series were photo-paint digital collages created using a Mac, Wacom tablet and Corel Painter software and output on metal.

The artworks in the series are shown below, listed in reverse order of the founding year of the company. Each of these artworks has been enabled with an Augmented Reality (AR) video overlay which shows the time-lapse replay of the artwork plus some video of me painting on location at each place.

The Hewlett Packard Garage, Palo Alto (company founded in 1939)

SRI International, Menlo Park (company founded in 1946)

Intel, Santa Clara (company founded in 1968)

Xerox PARC, Palo Alto (company founded in 1970)

Apple Park, “The Spaceship”, Cupertino (company founded in 1976)

Google Bikes, “Googleplex”, Mountain View (company founded in 1998)

Facebook Thumbs Up Sign, Menlo Park (company founded in 2004)

Twitter, San Francisco (company founded in 2006)

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