Privacy

We need to fight for our privacy as digital tools become more useful, practical and ubiquitous while shareholders continue to seek profits. Which side does the fighter in this painting represent? The concerned end user or the social networks trying to change our comfort level? One of 9 paintings in my exhibit at Camaraderie. The theme is digital...

Disruption

Like a new baby in the family, digital technology keeps on disrupting everything in life and society. Some of it is good like the sound of a baby giggling. And some of the disruption is not so good like stinky diapers, no sleep and minivans. As with the arrival of a newborn, we need to keep prepared and roll with the punches. One of 9 paintings in my exhibit at Camaraderie. The theme is digital...

Throttling

The unfinished feel of this painting represents my frustration with trying to get my work done while ISPs continue their throttling and traffic shaping practices. And I have a hard time believing that it’s a cost issue on their part. I’m not stealing movies or sharing thousands of copyrighted music with the world. Why do I need to suffer? One of 9 paintings in my exhibit at Camaraderie. The theme is digital...

Distraction

I love social media and took to it like a fish to water. Along with its many nice benefits, there are a number of not-so-nice side affects. Now whenever I work on my art, I am constantly distracted by the urge to stop and share a photo of my work in progress with the world. The inconsistent background in this painting represents the continuation of my work over different periods of times. One of 9 paintings in my exhibit at Camaraderie. The theme is digital...

Just Like Me

No matter what shiny new network comes out, they all pretty much do the same thing. Connect people who share common interests. This painting is a homage to my online stuttering community. Growing up stuttering is quite challenging and it’s most often impossible to meet other stutters in your immediate geographical area. Online networks and social tools are the solution where anyone can easily reach out and connect. One of 9 paintings in my exhibit at Camaraderie. The theme is digital...

Children and Tech

I was excited when my 9 year old niece got her iPod. Now we can communicate remotely, too! Then I immediately realized all the little things we adults need to stay on top of to ensure their safety. Are the restriction settings enough? Do the adults around the child have an adequate understanding of digital safety to teach and protect the child and his or her future? Remember, we didn’t grow up with a digital footprint and SEO. One of 9 paintings in my exhibit at Camaraderie. The theme is digital...