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Artist Guy Stroup
Long Beach, California,
The Steel Quilt
I’m a native Californian born in 1952. I’ve worked with two and three dimensional art forms for over forty years. Trained at El Camino College, Pasadena City College, Art Center College of Design and the University of California Santa Barbara. My proudest educational achievement has to be my Honorary Degree from the school of hard knocks.
I began as a sign maker, designing and sculpting hand carved redwood signs with airbrush illustrations. Sign making evolved into backdrops and then props for the film industry. I worked as a freelance illustrator for a time but a life changing illness ended my commercial art career in 1994. Since that time the creation of Fine Art has been my single goal.
I seek and capture ordinary objects with my digital camera to use as design elements to create complex patterns and shapes. The Steel Quilt was designed from a single photograph that was divided, twisted, turned and spliced together numerous times.
I fine it fascinating to discover beauty from objects that normally are not considered as such. The original image, a rusty red sand scoop, the size of a dumpster, used to clean debris from Granada Beach. The white markings are segments of graffiti that were scribbled on its side. For me, it’s transformation has a decidedly Asian feel.