Lately I’ve been tired of making work in conversation with technology.
With the proliferation of AI art and augmented reality experiences, I’ve found myself going back to old Sears catalogs, Walter T. Foster How to Paint books, and that most stoic genre, the landscape.
I’m happy with those earlier works, but you’ll find them further down the page for now.
Technical Animal Series: Each image in this series begins in collaboration with a Generative Adversarial Network. After the digital image has been built, I recreate the work on paper using traditional painting techniques. This exchange from digital generation to traditional manufacture is at the heart of the series- building images that don’t sit well in either space. They attempt to be familiar and confusing all at once.
QR Code works: Some of these paintings use QR codes to bring the viewer to branching text narratives based in the world that the painting depicts- they are part of a larger mixed media world-building project called Heirloom.
The other paintings use natural media to display functional codes that will bring you to audio works exposing the dangerous nature of contrast, or 100 year old videos of dying elephants.