Iconic Silicon Valley Places

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Iconic Silicon Valley Places series on display in Art Ventures Gallery, Menlo Park, 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 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 Iconic Silicon Valley Places artworks were exhibited during December 2017 in the Art Ventures Gallery, Menlo Park, in the group show iPad Art: Places – 3 Brits in Silicon Valley.

The series (with company founding years in parenthesis):


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)

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