I love shooting photos of classic cars and hotrods. It is a favorite thing to do to shoot close ups of details that form compelling compositions. Something i learned from my mentor Robert E. Graves. Camera is ready and film is free. Consider it another installment in the My Favorite Machine series.
A great time at the show. A new audience became acquainted with TechXpressionism and i was asked to be on the panel of selected artist talking about their work. Wonderful time sharing thoughts with these talented individuals.
My mention of our digital culture becoming sensory deprived in terms of physical interaction seemed to strike chord with everyone. We are all geeks these days. It’s fun when those images come out from behind the glass and into our real space.
One of my favorite pieces from the show. i love the mix of tech and painterly textures. And it is quite a clever use of a junction box. I learned this was not actually in the show, but is part of the permanent exhibit at the Frisco Arts Center.
Yesterday was the reception of the Texas Sculpture Association Art show in Mesquite, TX. A nice show, great bunch of people. Pleasant surroundings.
I like taking photos at events like this. It’s a great way to take in the event. People are a little s kiddish about being in photos, however, I have found that if you shoot enough photos, which you can do now that film is free, after a while people just ignore you, which is perfect.
Each audience is different. This one is a more traditional artsy crowd, mainly people my age and older. It is clear that this crowd is challenged by my brand of techy-themed art and the fact that MySparcline crossed the boundary into functional objects, the forbidden zone of art.
Art establishment people typically express some Luddite sentiments. It was apparent here. So I am in the double dog house. It is a funny thing to feel the pressure from having colored outside the lines when among artists moire than from other crowds. How ironic is that?
Still, it is my goal to participate in as broad a collection of art and technology venues as will have me. And presently, there is no shortage of takers, actually more than i am able to keep up with. So, I am a happy camper. Say TechXpressinism three times. Cheers!
The guitarist’s amplifier should have been in the show. The way its owner relies on it and and appreciates the experience of using it certainly puts it into the category of Favorite machines.
So, I am being called “the Andy Warhol of the digital age’. i think that’s pretty cool. i have always admired the Warhol knack for capturing the essence of the contemporary pop culture and reflecting it in his so so vividly! the excitement in Warhol images never goes out of style. And it speaks as eloquently of yesteryear today as it spoke of then at the time.
Actually, I aspire to be like five Andy’s:
Warhol – for giving us compelling images about contemporary culture. The definitive Warhol image? Marilyn Monroe, of course.
Griffith – for being plain spoken, honest, and approachable
Kaufman – He messed with our minds and our sense of reality, just for fun. And we liked it!
Andy Rooney – for the ability to poke fun and laugh at just about everything!
And lastly, Andy, Pixar kid – for reminding us how much we love toys!