On a fallen log in a marshy field sits a bearded man wearing a brown furry animal hide. On a piece of bone he is carving an image using a chipped piece of stone. The subject of his art is a Columbian mammoth that is trudging through the clearing a few hundred feet away.
This image is based on a real artifact, the oldest piece of art found in the western hemisphere. In 2009, near Vero Beach Florida, a local fossil hunter named James Kennedy discovered a piece of bone, likely that of a mastodon, mammoth, or giant sloth. On the bone was carved an image of a mammoth, specifically, based on the shape of the head, a Columbian mammoth. Testing by scientists at the University of Florida and at the Smithsonian indicate that it is...
I am a forty-something living in the Metro-Atlanta area -- one of the few people who was actually born and raised here. I'm married and have two sons. By day, I am a senior software engineer at a small company that specializes in geolocation software. But, by night I am a 3D render artist.
I have dual degrees from the University of Georgia, one in Computer Science, the other in Fine Art. So, it seems only natural that I attempt to combine the two by producing art using a computer. Plus, I find that it's a bit more practical than painting as it doesn't require all of the clean up, harsh chemicals, or expensive supplies. In fact, I have been a render artist since some of the first ray-tracing programs were made publicly available in the...
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