“I was moved by the beautiful patterns and color combinations Bob created with everyday subjects like trees and ironwork,” said Rentschler. “The inherent shapes and colors of K’NEX lends its self to this type of art."
Hatfield, PA (PRWEB) September 10, 2013
K’NEX Brands, the only US construction toy company focused on Building Worlds Kids Love ®, will be unveiling new artwork in its showroom at the Fall 2013 Toy Preview in Dallas next month. The photographs were created by Denver, CO, artist Bob Coller Jewett, and feature K’NEX pieces in uniquely beautiful kaleidoscope images.
Bob Coller Jewett has been collaging images for over 20 years and was excited to work with K’NEX on this project. Jewett’s art was discovered by K’NEX Chief Marketing Officer, Barbara Rentschler, at the 2012 Cottonwood Art Festival in Dallas. Rentschler immediately saw the beauty in Jewett’s work and knew K’NEX would be a fitting subject for his next project.
“I was moved by the beautiful patterns and color combinations Bob created with everyday subjects like trees and ironwork,” said Rentschler. “The inherent shapes and colors of K’NEX lends its self to this type of art and I was confident Bob would create something extraordinary.”
Jewett doesn’t use a computer program to automatically create the kaleidoscope images. While the images are digital, the collaging is all done by hand. “My collages originally started as a single print, cut and mounted. Being left-handed never allowed me the precision for accuracy. Now with digital tools I can produce a seamless collage and remain true to my photographic background,” said Jewett. “While the bulk of my work includes florals, I also love working with industrial product. From the moment I spilled the K’NEX pieces on my table, I saw the potential and beauty.”
Jewett created 4 custom images for K’NEX which will be on display in its Dallas showroom throughout the Fall Toy Preview in October, as well as hung in the halls of K’NEX world headquarters in Hatfield, PA.
To see more of Bob Coller Jewett’s work or find out his festival schedule, please log on to http://www.bobcollerjewett.com.
About K’NEX Brands
Founded in 1992, K’NEX Brands, the world’s most innovative construction toy company, was established to make and sell what has become one of the world’s leading integrated construction systems for children and is America’s STEM building solution. Winner of over 250 international awards and recognitions, K’NEX, America’s building toy company, is focused on Building Worlds Kids Love and encourages youngsters to “imagine, build and play.” From the living room to the classroom, K’NEX has building toys specially designed for every age group and skill level. The K’NEX family of brands includes K’NEX Building Sets, K’NEX Thrill Rides, K’NEX Education, Lincoln Logs®, Tinkertoy®, NASCAR®, Angry Birds™, Mario Kart Wii™, Mario Kart 7™, Super Mario™, PacMan™ and more. Since 1992, The Rodon Group, a subsidiary of K'NEX Brands, L.P., has manufactured over 31 billion parts for the K'NEX building toy system. Join us as we help build the leaders of tomorrow. For more information, please visit http://www.knex.com or http://www.rodongroup.com.