The Automaton

The Automaton. Oil on Canvas, 24" x 30", 2012.



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A narrative of a military brat automaton in a world of geometric, technological, and rational forms. The artificial intelligence encounters an interruption of his rational model; spying an organic budgie. On the boy’s shoulder is a small robot mimicking the form of a bird.  The real budgie, in turn, has adapted its coloring to camouflage itself against the inorganic environment.  The moon looms large but faint in the distance.