VAMPIRE SQUID mechismo is a continuation of the Mechanical Integration Series and created for exhibition. Vampire Squids are all about extremes and the beauty that is revealed from mystery and fear.
Ideas are expressed utilizing digital tools (Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop) and expressed through a variety of mediums – both digital and fine art print. “My work blends subjects from nature with mechanical and fabricated elements. The intricate details and inner-workings of these elements are expressed through a process of division, reconstruction and a meticulous handling of shapes, colors and graphic patterning. The result becomes a multi-layered space. A visual interplay which blurs the boundaries of precision, creating an echo and vibration that lifts the image from it’s two dimensional surface.” – Michael Pantuso