My current print series utilizes Global Positioning System images that have been distilled to blank landscapes stripped of their identifying properties. In today’s society more people are overly dependent on new technology. They forget about the environment, forget to ask questions, avoid communication with others, and ultimately alienate themselves – all while retreating into digital realms. Humans around the world are constantly upgrading their computers, phones, music players, and even their bodies with GPS technology. There is a constant drive for technology to determine the ways in which we see, hear, read, and store memory. This drive has reconfigured our singular identities. My goal is to generate awareness of our collective dependence on technology, hoping that people will actually reconsider the desperate need for attention to food sustainability, climate change, and wider global political and social problems.
I have repeatedly incorporated components of technological devices in my work to reinforce the notion of hyper sensation in a world of 24-hour access. My work is highly influenced by the subversive nature of marketing strategy and methods used in the dissemination of consumer goods, including everything from magazines to movies and video games. The use of media-based imagery helps reaffirm the idea that we are frequently subjected to information that may be misleading, and often we absorb this information regardless of choice.