About this Artwork:
Welcome is an artwork designed to greet your friends and family at your home or office. For the very technically initiated, this is intended as a literal shout out. The bit patterns spell “WELCOME,” upper case (the 6th bit is off for uppercase), in ASCII coding (and yes, we’re shouting). For the normal techie, they’ll figure it out even if they don’t read ASCII. For the non-technical person, they will ask questions, which is great! So, let’s talk about the artwork itself. The background is a faded picture of an IBM PowerPC 601 microprocessor. The chips in the corners are IBM MPEG decoder chips used in the digital transmission of compressed videos, movies, etc. There are eight lead frames, or traces, on the sides and five across at the top and bottom. Each trace would be used in the making of a Dual-Inline-Package (DIP) chip. The chip die is placed in the center of the traces, wired to the traces, and covered in a resin rectangle.
The artwork is framed in an 8"x10" black shadow box frame, with glass. All framing materials are acid-free. A narrative about the artwork that includes the artist’s signature is placed on the back of the artwork.
Please note: The look of the artifacts in the artworks may vary, each piece is unique.