Wednesday, November 21, 2012


TECH-DAWN:  Recently finished small wall work, 28" x 18".   The title refers to the dawn of the Tech Era: the idea of insetting one half of a circular gold circuit (surrounded by the upward-radiating circuitry) and the notion of dawn of a new age, came about simultaneously.  The lower half of the piece is what I call the "story", a device I've used several times before over the years.  As with ancient Egyptian or Mayan or Assyrian stellae, at the top is usually the featured element, the "what" or "who" the monument represents, and the lower part elaborates with the story or history.  In the case of these circuitry pieces it's not meant to be anything literal, just abstract, but suggestive.

In the center of the "story" of TECH-DAWN (also PALEOTECH) is a circuit from my zoo collection which I've always seen as a monkey struggling or fighting with something, so I call it my Hanuman circuit, after the Hindu myth about the heroic monkey who fought demons.  Not much to do with technology, unless there is good tech and evil tech. 

As said elsewhere, the circuitry in my large collection is all vintage -- ancient in technological terms.   Most contemporary circuitry looks nothing at all like this, and is far less visually fascinating.

 The circuitry design around the edge of the wall work

Many of the works posted on this blog will eventually be placed on the website


  1. Beautiful and unique work, as always.
    I really enjoy the way you can take these technological materials and combine them in ways that seem old fashioned, or look as if it took someone hundreds of hours to paint or carve the designs. Very clever!
    I wish I could afford to own one your pieces, but for now I will just have to content myself with the fine pictures you post.
    Keep up the great work, Mr. Kameke!

  2. Thank you, Dale. I'm not sure who you are, since I know 2 or 3 people with the same name.
    If you might be interested in a large giclee print (signed) of my work Amon Ra which is at the head of my website and blog, I'm currently having some tests made to get it just right. Everybody has been after me to do this, and I decided it's time. You can contact thru my regular email Thanks again for comment. TK