Another in a 2014 guest column series which builds on the one in 2009 where 50+ had written about how science /tech has evolved their hobby/interest.
This time it is my fellow Gartner alum, Jim Sinur, Founder and CEO of Flueresque, a Business Process Management consulting firm established to help organizations attain innovative and excellent processes.
Though I had some drawing skills, I did not dive into art until 2009. I pursued two tracks in art. One was traditional painting (oils, acrylics and water color) and the other was digital arts.
The digital art form that I first pursued was a math generated art called fractals. An example of that is the “Star Stream”below.
These fractals are generated by math formulas with additional math formulas used for tweaking, in combination, to create unique art.
I, then, have them burned on metal that creates a vibrant effect. While fractals are the most popular of my art forms, I have branched out into hand crafted digital art pieces such as the example that follows entitled “Toppling Tops”
This piece and others were created on my MAC driven Cintiq Wacom tablet pictured below. My son, Andrew, who works at Disney, put together the digital portion of my studio where I experiment with all sorts of artistic effects.
I have art pieces in private collections in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, LA, Munich, North Carolina, Paris and Vancouver. Recently I have had pieces purchased as commercial art for decorating business offices.
In addition, I have placed art into contests with some success. One of my fractals placed in 2011 Artist Magazine, which was a thrill. Also I had a piece selected - “Sunset Mountain” below - for “Art Takes Times Square” in 2012. I also was privileged to be selected for the 2013 Story of the Creative in New York where three pieces were honored.
While it seems like there has been some commercial and professional recognition, the real important personal benefit revolves around pleasing people and reaching their hearts with my images. This truly humbles me and none of it would have happened without technology and taking advantage of my technical design skills.