Spontaneously Occurring Atmospheric Clowns

Spontaneously Occurring Atmospheric Clowns, Oil on paper, 18″ x 24″, 2017

Nanotechnology, artificial intelligence and genetic editing will merge to form a new synthetic technology platform, producing hoards of nanobots, each no larger than a dust particle but with emergent intelligence. Like swarms of insects, these will work in a networked matrix, remotely controlled like a drone until they begin to act as autonomous agents. They can be inhaled and they can penetrate buildings.



Cisgenia, oil on canvas, 48" x 48" by Robert Egert, painted in 2017 part of the series, Great PlainsCIsgenia, Oil and pigmented glue on canvas, 48″ x 48″, 2017

Cisgenesis is a type of genetic engineering used to design plants as agriproducts. It’s a form of genetically modified organism that is being marketed without using the term GMO.

Cisgenic plants have been modified using genes sourced from the same species vs truly genetically modified organisms which use source genes from distant unrelated or sexually incompatible species.

Great Plains Monster

The Great Plains Monster, oil, oil stick, dyed glue and charcoal on canvas, 48″ x48″, 2017

As the atmosphere warms and storms become more extreme it may become expedient and necessary to extract water from clouds to reduce the impact of storms.

Tornado Alley

Tornado Alley, oil painting by artist Robert Egert, a tribute to Lois Lenski and her regional and roundabout series of teen novels from the mid twentieth century. painted in 2017 as part of the Great Plains series. 48" x 48" oil and pigmented animal glue on canvas.

Tornado Alley, A tribute to Lois Lenski, 48″ x 48″ oil and dyed animal glue on canvas, 2017

The landscape of the plains from Oklahoma and north Texas in the south up to Nebraska.