By now, it should not be surprising to hear me say that I'm a big fan of Ashley Anderson. After all, the Atlanta-based artist has been the focus of at least 13 posts on this here blog in the last year or so.
It should go without saying that I didn't write any of those posts in the hopes that Anderson would notice my adoration and send me a free piece of art. Simply put, I like his stuff, and since it's nearly always game-inspired or game-related, I wind up writing about it with some regularity.
As such, imagine my surprise when, just about two months ago, Anderson contacted me via Flickr and asked for my mailing address. He didn't say why he wanted that information, but I assumed it was because he was planning to send something to me.
You know what? I was right. Late last week, a mysterious package arrived on my doorstep. Inside was a handwritten note, a number of postcards (featuring Anderson's illustrations) and the following sculpture:
It's called "the Famigun," by the way, thanks to its Famicom-esque color scheme, and it's the fifth addition to the series of acrylic-on-poplar pistol sculptures Anderson has created that's based on a handgun that appears in the NES classic, Contra Force.
For more information on the Famigun, or to order one for display on your desk or fireplace mantle, check out Anderson's etsy shop.
See also: Previous Ashley Anderson posts