Category Archives: MyPhoneStone

Sculptechular Show in Frisco is a Hit! Wrapping up the large pieces this week

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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.

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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.

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The show runs just a few more days.  See http://www.friscodiscoverycenter.com/index.php/events/sculptechular-2014/

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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.

– roger

In the Spotlight at the Dallas Indie Festival

Belveal Tech-Expressionist Art is getting the heavy spotlight from the press coverage of the Dallas Indie festival. http://www.whiterocklakeweekly.com/view/full_story/25244361/article-Bath-House-to-host-Dallas-Indie-Festival

The Producer is planning to introduce me and talk about my art at the introduction to the film festival.  I am being treated as the icon for the blending of art, technology, and media, which is a primary theme of the event.   naturally, I’m pretty pleased to get to cross those boundaries and have a new mix of an audience view and respond to my work.

You all are invited!

– roger

Roughly More Minimalism

It occurred to me that MyPhoneStone that has a plug for an IPhone didn’t necessarily need a surface to lean against. So, I went for a little more low profile look. What d’ya think?

Like the others, it still has the deliberately rough aesthetic. That probably won’t change for a while, though someday you might be surprised that I do have a taste for extreme minimalism too. Just not yet, Not now. I am still pretty much in the anti-slick rebellion and there is so much to say and do with it.

What you are likely to see is a migration from the utterly rough to an intense industrial motif that is only slightly rough just by way of materials and manufacturing methods.  That’s not the same as the very rough, some say “crude”, finish that I have been doing, but it is still a strong contrast to the slick glass and brushed titanium electronic motif.

At some point you may see me launch an actual product, I mean using mass production methods and all.  Then you should expect me to aim for a minimalist and highly functional design, one that aesthetically offers some contemplative novelty.  It won’t be a rebeelion against the slick, but perhaps may still poke fun at the seriousness of the electronic aesthetic.  I will aim for a rich design, yet the celebration of endless deliberate and random variation of the unique works of art that is these pieces, will of course be impossible unless, ……  Hmmm. that gives me an idea…..

If you are still reading this, I am impressed.

–       roger