This collection represents the more realistic side of my Birds ‘n’ Bots series of paintings. Every so often I’ll get ideas that don’t include members of my growing collection of tin toy robots and friends. However, the Funky Fine Art (tin toys) and the Fine Art (realistic), along with their accompanying bird companions fulfill the theme of ‘lost technology in nature’ that I love to paint. I’m an archeologist at heart, be it somewhere here on Earth amongst ruins, abandoned places, ancient hidden sites yet to be found…or in the ruins and detritus of long dead civilizations on worlds other than our own. Exploration, curiosity, delving into the stories left behind, bound to archaic flotsam and jetsam of lives lived and forgotten. The ongoing journey of this series has many connotations and metaphors still waiting to unfold. I hope you like the journey so far.