Description Oil on canvas. 24' by 18'. September, 2015.When I painted this, I was still working on my novel 'Million Mile Road Trip,' which features some flying saucers that are meaty flying things. Andeeeek its in principle for a female saucer to fertilize her seeds with human DNA obtained by kissing a human male. When a saucer gets pregnant from a man, she lays some fertilized eggs, hatches themand you get hybrid saucerpeople, as shown in my painting! The have human bodies, but with saucer-like rims around their waists, and they can fly. I like how cute and cheerful the saucerpeople are in this painting. I was in a happy mood when I painted them.
Rudy Rucker, Los Gatos, California Member Since February 2007 Artist StatementRudy Rucker is a well-known science-fiction writer who enjoys painting surreal Pop SF scenes that are often related to incidents in his books. His favorite artists include Bruegel, Hieronymus Bosch, Rene Magritte, Wayne Thiebaud, R. Crumb and Carl Barks.
Born in Kentucky in 1946, he studied mathematics, earning a Ph. D. in the theory of infinite sets. He worked first as mathematics professor, then as a computer science professor, coming to rest in Silicon Valley, where he now paints, photographs, and writes novels full time.
Rucker has published over 30 books, mostly speculative fiction. A founder of the cyberpunk school of literature, Rucker also writes in a realistic/fantastic style known as transrealism. Rucker took up painting in 1999 while doing research for his historical novel about the life of Peter Bruegel, As Above, So Below. He often paints pictures as a way of imagining the worlds of his novels such as The Hacker and Ants, The Hollow Earth, Frek and the Elixir and Mathematicians in Love. and Postsingular.