A self-taught artist, Roger Marino has painted as an avocation for the past few years. Rarely employing canvas, he creates his richly colored art on household objects, such as stools, ottomans, and cigar boxes. Marino renders his bright abstracts and strong geometric patterns in acrylic paints finished with an epoxy coat, and describes his process as intuitive.Careful viewers will note a reference to his alma mater in his favorite piece, The Ascent of the Husky, which in-cludes paw prints similar to those of Northeastern’s mascot. Marino founded information-storage giant EMC. It’s fitting that someone so successful in high technology would be drawn to abstract art, which origi-nated in part as a response to rapid advances in technology and science.