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  New Age Dentistry

Art for "New Age Dentistry" article in WEST Magazine of the San Jose Mercury News.

Client: WEST Magazine, San Jose Mercury
Art Director: Sandra Eisert

Watercolor on paper

Problem:
The article was about painless new dental techniques. Sandra wanted "Happy Dentists", so this is what she got. I still think I'd be terrified if this smiling guy with a drill was coming after me,...

Solution:
Kidding aside, this has been a well-liked piece in my portfolio. People seem to identify with the viewer for some reason.

The models are two friends of mine: my neighbor is my "generic bald guy" model who also shows up as a monk in the stained glass Madonna painting; Tracy is the former graveyard shift worker at Kinko's,...we have spent many hours together. Tracy also shows up as the Madonna and a monk in the above-mentioned piece.

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