I’ve always thought that problem solving is highly overrated and that problem creation is far more interesting.
- Chuck Close
I have spent a large part of the last year trying
to understand my own working habits. I have discovered this process by
working intuitively and have only tried to understand bits at a time.
In some cases I have found answers my own questions about the work,
however there are parts of the process that I am still working out.
I have chosen a labor-intensive process that
forces me to ask what it means to spend so much time deconstructing
these images only to rebuild them using an almost obsessive-compulsive
method of systematically numbering each piece. It is simultaneously
cathartic and overwhelming. While the process itself holds much
significance, the end result speaks a meaning of its own.
My work speaks about a loss of information, a
fragmentation that happens in our identification of others in the age
of technology. We participate in social networking websites and use
cell phones as a way of interacting with individuals.
The creation of these images is an attempt to study and interpret
the problems we face when our identities are built through impersonal