What does it mean to be living in the digital world? Life is moving at a faster pace today than at any other time in recorded history. With so much information at our fingertips, we choose what we want to encounter and delete what we don’t. Thereby, composing ourselves through what we selectively see, hear, absorb, etc. It follows, then, that our identities develop out of an exaggerated conceit in which everything happens (and is restricted from happening) at once. In some ways, we lose our authentic selves in the process of constructing and believing our own mythologies. From this assessment emerges a new threat that asks, “Are we better off with the tools of technology?”
Combining the ideas of hard edge painting and color field painting with the digital my work explores the language of abstraction. Thinking of pattern as an extension of popular culture and as a connection to economic, social, and ethnic identifiers. The digital representation of patterns transforms them to a universal theme. Initially, I appropriate image patterns from a variety of sources then reduce them via technology to a simple line drawing. Next, I overlay several images in order to disrupt their individual patterns and suggest one all-embracing digital design where every is happening at once.