Do whatever you do intensely. The artist is the man who leaves the crowd and goes pioneering. With him there is an idea which is his life.

Robert Henri, The Art Spirit

 
 
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ABOUT PAUL KIRBY

 

The force behind A. L. Productions and the creator of the robot, Dulcinea, Paul Kirby holds a degree in electrical engineering and computer science from U.C. Berkeley and an MBA from Harvard. Previous to his current interests, Paul Kirby was a partner in a venture capital firm in Boulder, CO. Since then, Paul has spent more than twenty-five years painting, studying art and developing all aspects of A. L. Productions to where it is today.

These short videos reveal not only Paul Kirby's background and influences, they show how these elements shaped his character.

 

View these six short videos.

FIRST MEETING WITH LEONARDO DA VINCI. During a family outing to a museum in Europe, Paul has his first encounter with the artist and designer who will most influence his life’s work.

PAUL’S FIRST EPIPHANY - ESTHETIC AND THEORETICAL While attending the Harvard Business School, Paul Kirby not only absorbed foundational business concepts, he has his first epiphany which sets the course for all that follows.

 

THE SECOND EPIPHANY - AND THE JOURNEY BEGINS While visiting a Leonardo da Vinci exhibition in Sweden and seeing the rich variety of things da Vinci was able to achieve, Paul has his second epiphany - leading him to start the entire process.

THE THIRD EPIPHANY - AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS. Meeting with a group of at-risk teenagers leads Paul to experiences his third epiphany. This one clarifies what A. L. Productions and Paul Kirby are here to do.

 

DA VINCI CONTINUES TO INSPIRE Even today, Leonardo da Vinci's designs and artistic sensibilities create awe and respect. Paul Kirby finds new inspiration and encouragement with each encounter.

PAUL’S WORKING METHOD. Following his enthusiasm.

 

You asked me “Why am I doing this?”

The answer is about the creative exploration and enjoyment of fusing art and science, for the beauty, and to see where it may lead.

It is about exploring the expression of creativity: the fusing of elegant machinery with math, science and art. It’s about a continual learning process. For me it is an artistic and fulfilling way to live a life.

 

Paul Kirby’s Oil Paintings

Along his fusioneering journey, as Paul was building his robot, he learned how to paint.