This past weekend one of our fine animators was featured in the Horn Island 29 Reception at the Memphis College of Art, in debut of his collection entitled "Our Robot Shells."
Chris and Josh even dropped in later that night to say hi to Marty and indulge in the free wine, er, artwork that graced the walls.
Here's Marty's vision behind the project in his own words....
"During my years at MCA I have always wanted to go on the Horn Island Trip and finally at the end of my college career I got the chance. I knew it would be difficult adjusting to the lack of luxuries (phones, television, video games, indoor plumbing) we are used to having and using each day.
The idea behind my paintings is that we are all robots. Because of the technology that we have, we end up spending an over abundance of time on activities like talking on the phone, computer etc, and become dependent on these things that we have. This has led us to call them necessities. Fresh off the boat the characters in my paintings are full bodied robots. As the characters stay longer on the island and adapt to their surroundings, they begin to take off their outer robot shells, and become more fully human."