Bucky Was a Visionary
R. Buckminster Fuller was a renowned 20th century inventor and visionary born on July 12, 1895. Dedicating his life to making the world work for all of humanity, Fuller operated as a practical philosopher who demonstrated his ideas as inventions that he called “artifacts.” He worked as a ‘comprehensive anticipatory design scientist’ to solve global problems surrounding housing, shelter, transportation, education, energy, ecological destruction, and poverty.
His most well known artifact, the Geodesic Dome, has been produced over 300,000 times worldwide. In this painting, I pay tribute to his ingenious dome construct, as well as his continuing influence on our planet today.