I read in this months VIA magazine that the World famous Amish built fireplace mantles were being given away free!. This miracle invention that uses about the same electricity as a coffee maker puts out the heat and looks very stylish. The brains behind this beauty is a computer board that controls the Fireless Flame technology that was developed by Asian engineers. That's right, Asian engineers and the Amish getting together to build this invention that has no chimney, no vents, no wood and no smoke. This surprising collaboration inspired me to do this piece.
Larry RossFebruary 20, 2010
A beautiful piece of art, Richard, which I like a lot but check out this link before you buy one of those gadgets. Or Google fireless flame.
David FlahertyFebruary 20, 2010
Victor JuhaszFebruary 20, 2010
Great piece, Richard, but WTF? Fireless flame? Is that like heatless heat?
Richard DownsFebruary 20, 2010
Hey guys, thank you. Larry, after reading that review I think I'll decline my purchase. Vic, I was also confused by the Fireless Flame, doesn't sound like Amish technology to me.Thanks, David!.
Robert HuntFebruary 20, 2010
As awesome as the Amish Fireplace is, this art is even greater!
Lou BeachFebruary 21, 2010
andrea daquinoFebruary 21, 2010
Jim PaillotFebruary 21, 2010
Nice piece, Richard.
I have seen that advertised on tv a number of times. I am humored by the weird cross sections of Amish "plain" technology and the tv spots that sell their expertise.
zinaFebruary 22, 2010
I like this lots, Richard. Particularly the almost sunburst effect of underlying paper texture in relation to the drawing.
randy enosFebruary 22, 2010
Oh you get better and better all the time.
peter cusackFebruary 23, 2010
What a thrilling little piece and interesting story. I'll have to do a bit of research. thanks for the post.
Richard DownsFebruary 23, 2010
Good morning, Folks. I really appreciate the image support, thank you.