Artist Joe Alterio is putting a fierce face to three words with his charitable art venture called Robots and Monsters, in which buyers give him three words and he creates an original monster or robot masterpiece using the words.
Each drawing goes for $50, with all proceeds benefiting the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Alterio says coming up with a unique mega monster to match random words takes major brainpower, especially when you dont know what a word means.
He says, Theres been a couple words that I had to look up. One person gave me pangolin, thunderous, and surprise. I didnt know what pagolin meant, but I found out its an Australian mammal that looks like a lizard.
Alterio believes many buyers give him words that are hard to draw like remorseful just to stump him, and expects some will even feed him a fake word to keep him on his toes.
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