Mike Corriero - Public Art Facebook Page (via mikecorriero)
The Mind of an Artist:
As artists our minds are never at rest - we can’t help but look at things much differently than most other people. Creative individuals; be it photographers, Illustrators, conceptual designers, 2D or 3D artists. We are constantly observing and studying the functionality and process of everything that surrounds us. We are curious by nature.
On a sunny day, during a walk in the woods or a hike in a canyon; a swim in a lake or a visit to the zoo - even just watching our pets play and interact. We are studying how things are constructed, how light hits the leaves, how the shadow and light converge and the saturation of color transforms between the contrasts of value. We can’t help but look at an animal or a person and notice every wrinkle, fold of skin, varying forms, every bone, muscle, tendon, ligament and vein - reacting underneath the skin.
We can watch a sunset and enjoy its beauty but also marvel at the magic that happens as the sky transforms and creates a broad display of hues - studying how this moment in time affects the color of every element in nature. Including the movement of clouds, their shape, how they break apart and how they react to light. How we see differences between a wet surface and a dry one before and after a rainfall. The way light bounces off of different materials; varying textures of skin, moss, rock and wood.
This is how we are built and how our minds are engineered; it is the interest in how things in nature work that makes us want to replicate, manipulate, create and pay tribute to such beauty and wonder.
Wherever we Go, Whatever we Do, We are Constantly Learning.
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A gun turret.
3Dmax design for futuristic back pack, which filters toxic air.
Various pencil drawings.
a few ideas I’m messing around with.