Andy Mack Photography
...Andy Mack Unicorn Artist
From an early age Andy
always felt an irresistible desire to create.As a young child he
would spend hours making figures of animals from modeling clay.At dinner time he
would often use his
fork to make sculptures with mashed potatoes or draw designs on his
plate with gravy.For him the entire world was a magical place that offered an endless number of ideas for painting and sculpture.The way frost might make patterns on a window in winter, or the shapes created by the shadows of trees, or the ever-changing forms of the passing clouds could inspire a work of art.Andy
grew up about 30 miles west of Chicago in a town called Downers Grove.During the 1960's and 70's when he
was growing up, Downers Grove had a lot of open space and farmland for the young boy to explore.Nature has always been a place where Andy
found solace and creative inspiration.In school he was an awful student, he simply had no interest in studying, was not motivated and didn't care about his grades.
However, when it came to art classes he
was extremely interested and motivated and always got A's.In High School it was not uncommon for him to routinely skip many of his
classes to spend extra time in the art room working on projects.
After graduating High School in 1975 He
attended the Art Institute of Chicago
is best known for his
Unicorn paintings, which are the most popular of his
works.As for his
3 dimensional works, he
has welded metal sculpture and has worked extensively with plasticine clay.Using plasticine clay Andy
will create original pieces from which molds are made and plaster reproductions poured with the resulting castings then being painted.