I love dogs.
I love people.
From time to time I love to fuse them together to create fun characters. The perfect ones have a bit of color.
Like someone you would like to meet.
It's all fairly instantaneous. It is not a long or complicated process.
Paper. Paint. Fuse. Lighter. Brush.
I do not want them to look too natural.
I want them to be approachable.
They are a bit awkward perhaps.
They have personality.
They are charismatic.
Just like the people I hang out with...
Stick Vega's new work, Beer Puppies, will debut March 8th at Waypoint Public House in Monona, WI. The event will feature Ale Asylum and is a benefit for the Dane County Humane Society.
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) and writing. Please follow Stick on Facebook and/or Twitter.