Ever since we moved into our new office we’ve had to endure some conspicuous expanses of glaringly-bare walls. We’ve begun to make progress on this front, however. Now adorning the entry hallway into our office are three pieces from Anton Peck, an artist from the Peoria, IL area. While some of us have begun to decorate our individual offices, Anton is the first artist to be featured in the general office area of our new digs.
Three of Anton’s robots in our hallway. Click for a bit larger version. Detail photos appear below.
These three works are from Anton’s 100 Robots project, where he’s creating 100 unique robots as a series on 4”x6” stock. I really like Anton’s work…so I grabbed three of em!
Artist’s comment on the Project:
“The 100 Robots project began as a random idea turned project when the freelance work slowed down. These hands do not like to remain idle, so I gave myself something to do with the creation of these. A small personal project intended to sharpen my skills and keep me busy with what I love: draw cool freakin’ robots.
“Essentially, the idea is this: I illustrate (with pen and ink) some sort of bot on a 4″x6″ note card, an individual adopts it (a.k.a. “makes a purchase from my store”), then repeat until I hit the century mark. The greatest challenge so far? Trying to keep each of them unique enough from any of the others.”
Anton asked if I had anything specific in mind when I ordered them, but since I like all of his stuff I just told him to do whatever he wanted. Little did I know that these seemingly-disparate-themed works would have a common thread, and would be so tailored to me:
Artist’s comment on the subject matter:
“Although I have never met Andy in person, it was my goal to capture my impression of him and illustrate it in each of his three little robots: a love of cycling, an unshakable political stance, and being a very serious carnivore (enjoying the flesh of unprofessional designers, I suspect). That my art has been met with his praise is beyond satisfying.”
I’m stoked that he’d imbue these works with so much meaning, and tickled at his impression of me! I definitely got my investment’s worth and I’m thrilled to have these works hanging in the Unit office. For more insight into his work, have a look at a sped-up version video of the creation of one of the pieces he did for me: