Visual Works

Creations by Andrew in various visual media.
I am constantly creating visual works. Most are sculptural, often a simple concept but requiring significant labor. Some are software. NOTE: Many of these are only a single highlight from a project. Click through to find more on some works in context. Also see my Music and Projects pages.

CyBell the Sentient Bike Bell (click to zoom)
CyBell the Sentient Bike Bell
Electronic Bike Bell with many sounds, senses and feelings.

United Federation of Cyclists (click to zoom)
United Federation of Cyclists
Stickers for an imaginary utopian bike club based on Star Fleet principles.

Portland Pony (click to zoom)
Portland Pony
My take on the tradition of sprinkling Portland OR with decorated toy horses.

Rick Roll Wall Phone
Rick Roll Wall Phone
Replaced the guts of a 1960s wall phone to make it funny.

Electronic Bike Bell (click to zoom)
Electronic Bike Bell
Electronic Bike Bell (v3) with 20 sounds. Built with an ESP32 microcontroller. Connects to a bike stereo.

Andrew's art 2020.05.04 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2020.05.04
"Virtual Love Meter" Working online reproduction of a vintage penny arcade machine.

Andrew's art 2019.07.17 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2019.07.17
MicroBob : Lego Bob Ross filled with every Joy of Painting episode.

Andrew's art 2019.06.08 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2019.06.08
"Super Gaia" poster for World Naked Bike Ride Chicago.

Andrew's art 2018.11.25 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2018.11.25
Nano-Bob : All 403 episodes of Joy of Painting on a chip smaller than a penny.

Andrew's art 2018.03.02 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2018.03.02
Tiny Spacewar!

Andrew's art 2018.02.07 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2018.02.07
"Money Clock" Decoupage covered in various currencies.

Andrew's art 2018.01.07 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2018.01.07
Virtual Billy Bass

Andrew's art 2017.02.01 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2017.02.01
Decoupage dresser made with three best friends.

Andrew's art 2015.03.11 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2015.03.11
Robotoperation. Fix Zed by removing the loose nuts.

Andrew's art 2015.01.15 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2015.01.15
InfoWall : At-a-glance weather, webcams and more.

Andrew's art 2013.06.15 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2013.06.15
Photomosaic Poster for Artists of the Wall Festival 20th anniversary, made of photos from all prior years.

Andrew's art 2012.07.04 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2012.07.04
Molly's back. Body painting by Andrew.

Andrew's art 2012.06.29 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2012.06.29
Chicago Critical Mass 2012.06.29
"Pride Ride" - Route by Andrew Bedno, art by willow naeco.

Andrew's art 2012.06.17 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2012.06.17
Artists of the Wall Festival in Rogers Park.
Spot 88 - Andrew and Jera's spot!

Andrew's art 2012.06.16 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2012.06.16
Artists of the Wall Festival in Rogers Park.
Andrew successfully hand painted a working QR code.

Andrew's art 2012.06.09 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2012.06.09
"Love USA? RIDE A BIKE!" Body painting on Jera by Andrew.

Andrew's art 2012.02.24 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2012.02.24
Chocolate covered Facon.

Andrew's art 2011.12.25 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2011.12.25
Gingerobots. Ginger bread robot cookies by Andrew.

Andrew's art 2011.12.20 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2011.12.20
Holiday card project.

Andrew's art 2011.12.16 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2011.12.16 won eleventh place in the finals of the Apps For Metro Chicago contest.

Andrew's art 2011.11.20 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2011.11.20
Cairns. Built with Crystal.

Andrew's art 2011.07.03 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2011.07.03
Patriotic pride flag body painting on Jera's back. Painted by Andrew.

Andrew's art 2011.03.05 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2011.03.05
Decoupage dresser.

Andrew's art 2011.03.04 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2011.03.04
Body painting by Andrew.

Andrew's art 2010.06.06 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2010.06.06
Jera music arm paintings at yard sale.

Andrew's art 2010.05.01 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2010.05.01
Body painted Jera

Andrew's art 2010.04.05 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2010.04.05
Assembled comprehensive Circus movies collection.

Andrew's art 2010.01.17 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2010.01.17
Lonely locked bits of bike collection started on

Andrew's art 2009.10.31 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2009.10.31
Riddler costume.

Andrew's art 2009.06.21 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2009.06.21
Artists of the Wall Festival in Rogers Park. World Naked Bike Ride - Chicago segment #99 by Andrew and Danielle.

Andrew's art 2008.12.21 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2008.12.21
Winter Holiday art. Holiday cards to friends. Closeup. Final gloss finish doesn't show well here.

Andrew's art 2008.11.04 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2008.11.04
Obama cookies.

Andrew's art 2008 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2008
Andrew Face painted at various fests.

Andrew's art 2008.06.28 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2008.06.28
Zoom from visible universe down to tiniest subatomic distance, wall-sized print.

Andrew's art 2008.06.14 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2008.06.14
Coordinated the 5th annual World Naked Bike Ride Chicago setting the world's record with 1700 riders.

Andrew art 2008.04.05 (click to zoom)
Andrew art 2008.04.05
Andrew did sound design and production for "Journey of the Arabella", a pirate circus play by Forms In Motion.

Andrew's art 2007.12.21 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2007.12.21
Hand made holiday cards to friends.

Andrew's art 2007.12.09 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2007.12.09
Andrew's amazing new Christmas tree hat, with decorations, gifts, and working lights.

Andrew's art 2007.10.27 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2007.10.27
Susan and Andrew as girlscout and boyscout at Halloween Nocturna at House of Blues.

Andrew's art 2007.09.15 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2007.09.15
Andrew and Susan performed comedy skits for Forms In Motion circus Forest Park Rib Fest.

Andrew's art 2007.07.15 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2007.07.15
Andrew Face painted at various fest through summers.

Andrew's art 2007.06.17 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2007.06.17
Andrew and Susan's segment ("Secret Garden" themed) in Artists of the Wall Festival in Rogers Park.

Andrew's art 2007.06.09 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2007.06.09
Coordinated the World Naked Bike Ride Chicago. Ending at the Oprah sign.

Andrew's art 2006.10.31 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2006.10.31
Halloween Nocturna. Andrew and Susan as Mister Freeze and Poison Ivy.

Andrew's art 2006.06.18 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2006.06.18
Andrew and Susan's segment ("Natures Palette" themed) in Artists of the Wall Festival in Rogers Park.

Andrew's art 2006.05.28 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2006.05.28
Andrew is an exceptional balloon twister.

Andrew's art 2005.10.22 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2005.10.22
Andrew as Commando Corporal Kawalski in Area 51 in Fright Fest at Great America.

Andrew's art 2005.08.11 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2005.08.11
Cicada sculpture. Remembering summer 2005.

Andrew's art 2005.06.18 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2005.06.18
Andrew and Susan's segment ("Sister Cities" themed) in Artists of the Wall Festival in Rogers Park.

Andrew's art 2004.12.25 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2004.12.25
"Christmas in Wartime" art project, all camouflage gift wrapping.

Andrew's art 2004.11.12 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2004.11.12
Circle theme birthday cake.

Andrew's art 2004.10.31 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2004.10.31
Korben and Leeloo Dallas costumes.

Andrew's art 2004.04.11 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2004.04.11
Earth painted blown egg ornaments.

Andrew's art 2004.02.14 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2004.02.14
Sepia toned Valentine's Day photos with many women.

Andrew's art 2004.01.26 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2004.01.26
Decoupage dresser.

Andrew's art 2003.12.25 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2003.12.25
Vacuum tube ornament.

Andrew's art 2003.10.31 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2003.10.31
Borg costumes.

Andrew's art 2003.09.11 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2003.09.11
American flag tie-dye clothes.

Andrew's art 2003.07.04b (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2003.07.04b
Baseball, soy dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet.

Andrew's art 2003.04.20 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2003.04.20
American flag Easter eggs.

Andrew's art 2002.12.25 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2002.12.25
Edible stained glass windows ornament cookies. Recipe is here.

Andrew's art 2002.11.17 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2002.11.17
Photo Mosaic. Composite self-portrait created with advanced new software.

Andrew's art 2002.11.16 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2002.11.16
The funeral of Miss Mouse E. Mouse.

Andrew's art 2002.11.02 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2002.11.02
SpongeBob Jack-o-lantern.

Andrew's art 2002.04.28 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2002.04.28
Star Trek collection and shrine.

Andrew's art 2001.11.17 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2001.11.17
Mini tri-counter. Tiny device for statistical and attendance sampling.

Andrew's art 2001.10.31 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2001.10.31
Wizard costume.

Andrew's art 2000.11.12 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2000.11.12
Robot Jack-o-Lantern.

Andrew's art 2000.09.01 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2000.09.01
Assisted with the Charybdis arts center.

Andrew's art 2000.06.17 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2000.06.17
Painted a segment in Artists of the Wall.

Andrew's art 2001.06.16 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2001.06.16
Painted a segment in the Artists of the Wall Fest mural in Rogers Park. This year's theme: "2001: A Neighborhood Odyssey".

Andrew's art 2000.01 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 2000.01
Zen Rubix Cube. It's the journey, not the destination...

Andrew's art 1999.10.30 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 1999.10.30
Created popular web site and mailing list.

Andrew's art 1999.08 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 1999.08
Wrote Getalife, software which fights computer addiction. Mentioned positively in various national press including Newsweek.

Andrew's art 1999.06.16 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 1999.06.16
Daniel and I painted a lakefront mural segments in the Artists of the Wall fest.

Andrew's art 1998.10 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 1998.10
Edward Scissorhands Halloween costume complete with facial scars.

Andrew's art 1997.09 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 1997.09
Me pad. To play with clothing design I computer generated an outline of myself and had it copied to a pad.

Andrew's art 1997.05 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 1997.05
One of two video walls I've had the pleasure of programming. This one shows scenes from a tape sold at the newly opened gift shop.

Andrew's art 1996.11 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 1996.11
Art Photo Pinball Game. Made several with various pictures as gifts. Simple, playable, strangely beautiful.

Andrew's art 1996.05 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 1996.05
Examples from monochromatic meals project. Some artificially colored, good clean fun with matching girlfriend.

Andrew's art 1996.04 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 1996.04
Spiral Cut Safety Pin Shirt. Did several variations, this one is supposed to be a double helix.

Andrew's art 1996.04 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 1996.04
Four Level Tic-Tac-Toe. I expected to find this game available commercially, but after years of searching built one myself. Simple rules, complex play.

Andrew's art 1995.12 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 1995.12
Chronosaur. Wooden skeleton models, marbleized, with a digital clock. Made a series as gifts.

Andrew's art 1995.11 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 1995.11
Audio sample alarm clock. Patched together digital clock, amplified speakers, toy chip and circuits to implement recordable wake-up message.

Andrew's art 1995.07 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 1995.07
Circuit Schematic T-Shirt. Making something special out of something simple, this is an actual modem diagram transcribed with permanent pens.

Andrew's art 1995.04 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 1995.04
Home workout routine quick reference.

Andrew's art 1995.03 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 1995.03
Created series of metal and plastic chain belts. Padlock at one end and key at the other is sheer simplicity while intriguing and perfectly wearable.

Andrew's art 1995.01 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 1995.01
Annoying Cube. Built clear plastic cube containing six electronic music modules, one on each side, which play Lara's theme all slightly out of sync when picked up.

Andrew's art 1994.11 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 1994.11
Refrigerator Magnets Collection. Eventually grew to several dozen, all strictly contemporary household appliance related.

Andrew's art 1994.09 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 1994.09
Greensville Train Set. Where does art end and craft/hobby begin? This simple looking layout took me and Daniel over 200 hours.

Andrew's art 1992.11 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 1992.11
Created Fractal software and short movie.

Andrew's art 1992.09 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 1992.09
Robot Mouse. Traditional techno-geek project with Daniel. Fully planned before before construction, eventually topped $200.

Andrew's art 1991.12 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 1991.12
Electronic Puzzle. 20 piece puzzle appears to assemble some working electronic device, but is actually just aesthetic.

Andrew's art 1991.01 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 1991.01
Space Jacket. A favorite piece, which I touch up and use every winter. Features an accurate Earth, moon and solar system, as well as other assorted celestial objects.

Andrew's art 1990.12 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 1990.12
Gear outfit. Black vinyl jacket decorated with large gold gears, painted on using carefully drafted masks.

Andrew's art 1990.08 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 1990.08
Disk Carvings. Originally just something to do with bad 5.25" disks.

Andrew's art 1990.02.05 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 1990.02.05
The autograph of John Bardeen. One of the Nobel winners in 1956 for the invention of the transistor.

Andrew's art 1988.10 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 1988.10
Busy Box. As Daniel headed for busy box age in late 1988, I felt he needed better than the average plastic thing.

Andrew's art 1986 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 1986
Developed animated educational activities for the exhibit industry.

Andrew's art 1982 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 1982
Playing in bands since before high school. Hear some...

Andrew's art 1974 (click to zoom)
Andrew's art 1974
Childhood bust of dad.