The industrial revolution would have never happened if it weren’t for The Machinist. Calipers, milling machines and indicators were a few of the precision tools used to create a new world of man merging with machines. The Machinist allowed us to invent, duplicate and automate with precision. In some ways, our current digital age wouldn’t have been possible without the Machinist.
The art of American artist Ed Myers represents change. He is known for his storytelling about the pros and cons of rapid technological changes within humanity. Using a process unlike any traditional medium, he explores the boundaries of his mediums of choice; mixed media, digital media and new media, all of which when combined...he views as a limitless platform. Creating everything from scratch using a digital pressure-sensitive tablet called a Wacom Cintiq, he conceptualizes in both 2 and 3 dimensions, then assembles complex structures that blend in and out of reality. If it compliments the story, he will sometimes embed animation into the art, bringing it to life. His originals can sometimes be 10 feet wide and take months to complete. His subjects range from telecommunication, to aviation, to social changes we have experienced in past, present or the future...all related to man rapidly merging with technology. As a result, Ed’s stories combined with his assemblies, take on a surreal sculptural feel, many relating to him as a “modern day Dali”. His work can be found in private collections, public collections, galleries and festivals as he travels the nation. Well...at least he used to travel the nation ;)