Artist Spotlight: Dustin B.
Each month I help organize an art display in our café here at the office. This month Dustin B., one of our Production Artists, has shared his representations of iconic figures in not so iconic mediums. Dustin has taken his love of sports and art and combined them into something truly mesmerizing.
Here you can see his re-creation of Cal Ripken in thumbtacks, my personal favorite. This piece took 30 hours and over 10,000 thumbtacks – no really, it did! Just watch him making it in this video. He also created a piece honoring our hometown football team out of cut up football trading cards, and he is getting the whole office involved in creating Mr. Chuck Norris out of fruit stickers!
As you can tell from the video, Dustin loves the process of creating his pieces, but he also spends his time working on strategies and tactics for the world of fantasy sports as one of the contributors to Fantasy Smack Talk. Just so you don’t think he spends all his time on art and smack talk, I included a picture of him hard at work at his desk!