Cover | Bill Jeng
Alameda Sentinels (11 x 14, acrylic on canvas). Bill Jeng is an artist whose interests include painting, cartooning, woodworking, surfing, motorcycling, and engineering. Although Jeng practices civil engineering during the day, he is often in his home studio/workshop tinkering with art projects on evenings and weekends. His current projects include found and recycled materials incorporated into paintings or constructs. He is a mostly self-taught artist, has exhibited in local Bay Area businesses and galleries, and is a member of Art Jam in Alameda. He is currently exhibiting mini-artworks at Rhythmix Cultural Works—K Gallery until Jan. 4 and will be exhibiting paintings and new work at Fog City Java in Pacifica through January. Alameda Sentinels, the artist notes, depicts the cranes along the Oakland estuary. Urban myth has it that George Lucas was inspired by these cranes for the Star Wars walking AT-ATs. Although Lucas says it isn’t so, they do look a lot alike. Jeng keeps a blog, https://CowabungaCraftsman.blogspot.com, where he ruminates about current work. See his at his website, sites.google.com/site/billjengstudio or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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