When I read that today’s Theme Thursday is communication, I had to laugh to myself.
See, communication is a great big part of my job. I wear many hats, but day in and day out I’m inundated with communication devices. In fact, stashed in the corner of my office I have a fully loaded box of very old cell phones. Due to a weird contractual issue, I’m not allowed to ditch them to a recycling company. No one wants these damn things (least of all, me) but I have to hang on to them until the contract runs out.
So when I saw today’s theme, I thought “hey, it would be cool to lay all those crappy old flip phones out in a cool design and photograph them.
A short Google search showed me that a man named Rob Pettit already had this idea. And he executed it so much better than I could have.
From Rob’s webpage:
“Rob Pettit, a 2007 graduate of the SMFA, creates cell phone art to high light (sic) the proliferation and waste of cell phones.”
I’ve got a big box of throwaway gear that backs his viewpoint.
Behold the intricate beauty of Rob’s work (visit his website or click image for full size photo):
These particular devices are what I have a’plenty in my office. Maybe when I’m released from contractual boundaries, I can ship them off to Rob.
Remember StarTac phones? They really work in the outer rings of this piece.
Who would have thought that ugly gray candy bar style phones could be so intriguing? This has an almost industrial, cog in the machinery feel to it.