Hillsborough, NJ (PressExposure) August 29, 2011 -- The vision of a post apocalyptic future comes to life in the eyes of Steven Rodrig, whose latest printed circuit board (PCB) creation, "Post Apocalyptic Data Hunter: RONIX," debuts today at New Century Artists Gallery's "Undeniable Tendencies" Contemporary International Art Show (350 West 25th Street). The exhibit runs through September 17. Art aficionados can also view this and other Rodrig PCB sculptures online at http://www.pcbcreations.com.
In his most challenging PCB creation to date, Rodrig expands the depth of his craft by creating a human-like form using nothing but PCBs and other electronic components. Rodrig spent over 200 hours shaping and forming the PCBs into the shape of a human head. Using same polygonal matrix employed by 3D computer animators, every hard-carved piece of rigid circuit board contributes to the illusion of curvature.
"Post Apocalyptic Data Hunter: RONIX" is the most challenging PCB sculpture by Rodrig, each one a techno-inspired creation centered around the theme of data creation or collection, or data in non-traditional forms or environments. In relating the vision behind "RONIX," Rodrig recounts, "It's my view of the future in a post apocalyptic world where data bots are not searching for food, but instead they need data bits from scattered electronic equipment to nourish their processors."
Rodrig's use of what he calls 'PCB Mixed Media,' which is comprised from recycling and restructuring PCBs and other computer and electronic parts that would otherwise be destined for landfills, has garnered him recognition as an inventive and environmentally conscious artist. Although they represent a challenging medium, Rodrig feels that these aesthetically interesting PCBs are too beautiful and complex to be discarded.
His witty, insightful and environmentally "green" forms have captured the imagination of art collectors, technologists, the environmentally conscious and other artists. "Undeniable Tendencies" is the 8th public exhibition of Rodrig's work, which has also been featured in wired.co news, geek.com. discovery online to name a few that have embraced his unique art form.