Andrew Faltonson, Edmonds, Washington Member Since September 2006 Artist Statement Born: 4/28/53 @ 6:36 A.M. Place: Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.A.
Born to an American father and a French mother, DRU was spirited across the Canadian border aboard a train in his natal 6th month. Dru remembers melting piles of crayons as a child and creating these colorful heaps of waxy residue. DRU took etching, oil painting, color theory, sculpture and other art classes, graduating from Fresno City College with an A.A. in Art in 1988. During these years, he also did photography with an interest in the macro lens view on things. Most of this early work is gone or in private collections. DRU did not begin using 3d art software until around 1999 when he bought Bryce 3d and began to experiment. After buying Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, DRU began to experiment more with image manipulation and enhancements.