Annually the Eli Whitney Museum celebrates invention and innovation with a fundraiser named for Leonardo da Vinci.
This year, the theme of 'the brush' inspired this entry - noting the role of the brush in the work of another great inventor of all time, Nikola Tesla. Here, Tesla is immortalized in Byzantium Icon style with a halo engineered from a brushless polyphase AC induction motor armature:
Brushless Byzantium: Nikola Tesla Icon
Mixed media: mylar, paper and rubber stamp
11 x 8 1/2 inches