After Hours #1, #2, & #3
In honor of May the Fourth, Neff, Lucas Films, and Disney teamed up to present the Star Wars Legion Art Show at the Robert Vargas Gallery in Los Angeles, CA. Lucas Fillms distributed over 250 mini Stormtrooper helmets to artists ranging from Star Wars art designers to Disney animators to Neff product designers. Rick was chosen as one of the artisit for this special exhibit. Rick designed his Stormtrooper helmet into a hotrod burning rubber. The entire exhbiit is still touring the world delighting Star Wars fans across the globe. This piece, along with the others can be seen at Star Wars Legion Gallery Part 1 on StarWars.com
For several years the city of Monrovia was visited by “Samson the Hot Tub Bear” who gained national stardom when he was caught enjoying a local backyard's hot tub. Most saw him of somewhat of a celebrity so he was captured and set off to a zoo to live off his remaining years.
To celebrate the legacy of Samson and the 125th Birthday of Monrovia there were Art Bears installed thoughout Old Town Monrovia produced by local artists. Rick Kess was one of the local artist chosen for this event and the bear to the right is the resulting product. The tourist bear was given a permenant home outside of T. Phillip's Ale House where it is enjoyed by vistors and residents to this day.
Rick Kess is the seminal renaissance individual-a sculptor-a painter-a
designer and creator...
Did you know that Rick worked on the Tim Burton classic Beetlejuice? Fred China of Astoria Studios along with Tim-Burton.net put together this super fan site. BeetleJuice-TheMovie.com The site features an interview with Rick on his work and some personal photos from the production. Check out the site here!