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Artist Statement - Digital Paintings

I wanted to examine how digital painting is a reflection of evolution. Our current cultural landscape is inundated with the preoccupation of human augmentation. Humanity is being manipulated and modified at an exponential rate as a result of the advent of technology. Therefore, I’ve done the same thing with these paintings – a digitally manipulated and modified image of humankind. I’ve placed many of these pieces in the landscape of myth and legend. At the very foundation of human expression is the impulse to translate story. Myth and legend have evolved in unison with the evolution of the human race. Misinterpretation and distortion is often their result, creating an evolution of its meaning and substance for the purpose of individualized significance.