Audience Produces Artwork with Interactive Robot
Multiple audience members created paintings with my art robot at the opening of the FLIK Interactive Art Exhibition last night (July 26, 2008). A video of how she paints with a brush on canvas can be seen at www.vanarman.com, or in the link bar on this blog.
At times there was a line of several people waiting to give the robot a shot. At first people were shy but once samples of audience work started piling up on the robot, everyone seemed to want to make a painting with it. Below is some of my favorite audience produced work.
I particularly like the walrus. It was painted by someone who told me they could not draw very well. I told her not to worry about that and loaded a picture of a walrus into the art application that is used to control my robot. She then traced the walrus and came out with what I consider a dramatic piece.
Some people traced while others free-handed. Below is a painting of a robot called “CC6”. It was designed by a 7 year old who made 3 or 4 practice robots before finally arriving at his final design.
The second night of the opening will begin tonight at 6:00 PM (July 26, 2008). Come by the Washington D.C. National Harbor to try your hand at painting with an art robot.