The work shown here are from my digital painting series 'Superflat.' Each virtual painting reflects an eclectic variety of techniques and imagery. I've treated the computer mouse as a painting and drawing tool, and the computer screen as a blank canvas to bring into question the value of traditional painting versus digital mark-making, particularly at a time when so much art is being produced using technological and printing processes.
The process involved in creating each virtual mini file begins with selecting a photo or image that I connect with on some level and use it as a springboard or launching pad. On top of and into that I incorporate personal and sourced photos, fragments of book cover formats and magazine ads, TV images, marks, portions of other artist's paintings, etc. I assign each of the aforementioned elements to as many as twenty to thirty individual layers, depending on the complexity of the painting's composition. I then manipulate and edit each layer, (e.g., elements are either completely deleted or partially erased, images are repositioned, saturation, color, brightness, and contrast, can be changed, etc.)