I've been focused on portrait this Summer.
Do you think they know who I am?
They are characters.
They were born in The Blast Factory.
Each was blown up a few times.
Does that hurt?
Each was scrapped down. That has gotta hurt. Right?
Not too smooth though.
Life gives us texture.
I am wondering what they sound like.
Who knows what they know?
They are charismatic.
They are not to be messed with.
They are survivors.
Okay, who is buying them a round?
A flaming shot perhaps?
Artist Stick Vega studied mathematics and economics, earning a B.S. in economics from UW-Madison and an MBA from Edgewood College. He owned and was CEO of online apparel retailers WinterSilks and Venus Sportswear. However, upon selling the companies more than a decade ago he headed straight to his studio - The Blast Factory in Madison, WI - to create explosive, modern art with gunpowder and high-speed fuse. Stick's current work includes paintings, drawings, fusographs (exploded photographs), sculpture and writing. Please follow Stick on Facebook and/or Twitter.