Cartoon Bomb

Cartoon Bomb, plastic, automotive paint, nylon, 10" x 6" x 6", 2005

Fred Truck is a true Iowan artist. Born in 1946 in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, Fred would go on to earn his B.A. at Iowa Wesleyan College in 1969. He currently lives and works in Des Moines, Iowa. Something to note about Fred is that he was a co-founder of the Art Com Electronic Network, the first computer network for artists, with Carl Loeffler in 1986.

"I work from 3D computer imagery I generate in CAD/CAM programs. Drawing in three dimensions makes it easy for me to move a given idea into a print or even a constructed object such as a bronze. Of course, there is a trick to this. I realized early on that the ideas I had were always connected to matter. I’ve never had an idea independent of matter. Moving an idea from my computer CAD/CAM rendering to a sculpture is a process of understanding that the electrons making the image on my computer monitor are the same as those electrons making up the bronze of my sculptures. When the electrons are represented by 1s and 0s, changing their outward form is like pouring water from a fish bowl in to a swan-necked vase."

text and image from Karolyn Sherwood Gallery

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