All the cool kids own a piece of techXpressionist art

 

Art is an expression of you

If you find an artist that expresses the way you feel, well, you're onto something really awesome. Like that special song that tells your own story and becomes the theme song for some part of your life, a work of art can be a deeply personal thing. It certainly is to the artist who made it, spending countless hours birthing an idea developing into a unique creation. When that art piece becomes part of your life to help tell your story to all that see it, then the artist and you have become creative collaborators. That’s how i see it. Collaborators welcome!

a Gift of art is a trio of expression

Original art is a spectacular gift, saying something about the giver, the recipient, and the relationship. And oh yeah, of the artist too. Artists like great songwriters, will leave a little room for the audience to make it their own. To me, that’s the funnest part of the whole deal. No wonder, all the cool kids have pieces of my art!

Iconic Exploration

When I began pursuing these steel icons, I was simply exploring the idea of bringing digital imagery out from behind the glass and into real space. To me it was a playful and whimsical “Alice through the looking glass” sort of adventure, blending real with virtual. In this instance, the artist was the portal.

Exploration becomes a connection

What I discovered is that not only did people like these these little objects for their weight tactile aesthetics and other physical properties. but they struck a connection on a very individual personal level. Each individual responded uniquely to different images. This became an adventure in me getting to know my audience through my art. The art had become more about the audience than the artist. This was beyond anything I had expected, but I found it delightfully fascinating and rewarding.

Leave room for humans

Artists understand that art going to a good home will become part of someone’s daily life. Whether displayed at the office, at home, wherever, the context will give a new meaning and purpose that may go far beyond anything the artist imagined. I love discovering new meanings that my art has taken on with its new owners after they take it home. Richer than than I could imagine in som many instances are the stories of special personal meanings. Wonderful!

Thank you all for sharing your stories with this artist!

All the Cool Kids are art owners

Here’s a list of some of them. And it reads like a who’s who of tech design movers and shakers. If your name is on the list and you’d like it removed, please let me know and I will. But please just know I am proud to have you as a fellow art fan!

Kirk Ballou - Brian Sullivan - Russ Ungar - Jeremy Johnson - Josh Clark - Kevin Schoemacher - Stephen Anderson - Joe Dyer - J. Schuh - Marcelo Somers - Jessica Keup - Taylor Cowan - David Hill - Dudtin D, Tommaso - Philip Hunter - Kim Secor - Mariah Hay - Angelos Tzeleois - Heather Desurvire - Louellen Coker - Todd Zaki Warfel - Caleb Jenkins - Dustin Askins - Candy Bernhardt - Ben Smithee - Austin Govella - Jim Carlsen-Landy - Luria Petrucci - Sarah O'Keefe - Jonathan Kroll - Jennifer Knodler - Doug Price - Keith Anderson - Renata Phillippi - Travis Isaacs - Sharron Rush - Dave Curlee - Adam Conner - Matt Johnson - Marti Gold - A.J. Wood - Preston McCauley - Vince Sidwell - Susan Price - Elisa Miller - Samantha Shaddock - Chris Egen - Christine Smith Atkins - Jennifer Conley - Gabriella Draney Zielke - Adam Lotia - Hubert Zajicek - Sarah Boswell - Joshua Bright - Chris Johnson - Deborah Schwartz - Farlin Ali - Michael Griffin - Bill Swallow - Chris Koenig - Jeff Cheney - Leslie Cahil - Tammy Meinershagen - John Akers - Eric Rock - Paige Prater - Lara Becker - Chuck Devries - Katy Lavallee - Bill Harrison - Guy Briggs - Sharon Eagle - Leah MacMillan - Brenton Black - Ann Greenberg - Simon S. Mak, BSME, MBA, PhF - Dr. Ephriain Feig - Brendan Cooper - Brett Briley - Alan Baumgarten - Jeff Frater - Ben Judy - Susan Kujawski - Darrel Boyd - Holly Lambert - Garrett Kendrick - Pj Towle - Jay Hinkelman - Ben Hernandez - Wendall Oakes - Cathy Carter Landgren - Karen Hutto - Roger Kauble - Phyllis Lyon - Gwenaël Jacquet - Kent Johnson - Andrew Karrasch - Teresa Burger - Christy R. Mylks - Jay Hinkelman - Christian McKinney - Megan Stamey - Smantha Shaddock - Angela Faz - Aaron Hendrickson - Bonnie Hatcher -

 
 
Serial entrepreneur and cool kid, Jennifer Conley, Co-founder of The Gravity Centre and the Dallas Entrepreneur Center, Jennifer was named one of the fifty most influential women in tech in Texas.

Serial entrepreneur and cool kid, Jennifer Conley, Co-founder of The Gravity Centre and the Dallas Entrepreneur Center, Jennifer was named one of the fifty most influential women in tech in Texas.

Mr. Big Design chair himself and Cool Kid, Brian Sullivan

Mr. Big Design chair himself and Cool Kid, Brian Sullivan

UX designer and cool kid Christopher Egan and friend load up on their favorite icons at Big Design 2016

UX designer and cool kid Christopher Egan and friend load up on their favorite icons at Big Design 2016

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UX design experts, Elisa Susan

UX design experts, Elisa Susan

UX designers, Renee and Marti

UX designers, Renee and Marti

UX Information architecture guru and Cool Kid, Adam Polansky

UX Information architecture guru and Cool Kid, Adam Polansky

Web site architect and Cool Kid Kim

Web site architect and Cool Kid Kim

Future of Block Chain 2018 speaker (left) and conference Chair Farhin Ali, Both cool kids

Future of Block Chain 2018 speaker (left) and conference Chair Farhin Ali, Both cool kids

Cool Kid, event organizer from the City of Dallas,

Cool Kid, event organizer from the City of Dallas,

UX conference speaker and cool kid, Mariah Hay receives a Sparcline desk art piece from another conference speaker, roger belveal.

UX conference speaker and cool kid, Mariah Hay receives a Sparcline desk art piece from another conference speaker, roger belveal.

 

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