Martini Hour 020, In Which Deke Aspires to Be Asleep In the Gutter

This week on Martini Hour, the lounge is once again full of luminary talent, international charm, and refreshing cocktails. We’ve invited back that wizard of digital paint, Bert Monroy, to discuss his new work, “Times Square at Night.” And we’re also fortunate enough to have that salty-tongued Canadian Karen Gauthier from Gridiron software visit us once again. (It’s a good thing, too, because with the gazillion terabites of files that go into Bert’s 5-ft x 25-ft digital painting, he is the perfect stress tester for Karen’s new product, Flow.)

Here’s what we found in the mind of the master this week:

Listen as Bert goes about explaining just how he approaches a massive, complicated long-term project like this (hundreds of human subjects, hundreds of thousands of layers, and who knows how many terabytes worth of data), which will ultimately be two and a half years or so in the making and include the visages of many of his friends and colleagues. (In fact, he’s promised Deke, Karen and I that we’ll inlcuded somewhere amidst the meticulously created New York scene, so now he has to finish it!) It’s fun (and inspiring) to hear how a master craftsman goes about executing on a long term creative project. 

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