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Young Adult (17-21)US$$100
The 70th World Science Fiction Convention
August 30-September 3, 2012   Hyatt Regency   Chicago

Artist Gallery

Colleen Kobe

Colleen read Robert Heinlein's essay "Specialization is for Insects" when she was young and completely took that philosophy to heart. She prefers to be a generalist, instead of a specialist.

Artistically, Colleen works in pastels, pen and ink, and acrylics; she loves creating portraits and illustrations. She has molded clay and carved wood.

Currently, she is exploring Lichtenberg figures: masking a piece of acrylic with metal in whatever shape she likes, stuffing the acrylic with electrons by running it through a particle accelerator, and "triggering" the piece by tapping it with a pointy object. That releases the electrons and they vaporize the acrylic in their haste to escape, leaving tunnels in the plastic that conform to the shape of the mask. What fun!!! Colleen is investigating two-piece figures as well: one piece a Lichtenberg and a second overlay piece a detailed laser engraving.

You can watch a video of the production process on Youtube.

Artwork: "Angel," 2010, 8" x 8" x ½" clear acrylic