NARCISSUS AND ECHO
How often do we take selfies and don’t like what we see? How often do others feel the same way? How often are these images used to judge our fitness for job, a partner, a service?
All these implications are the consequences of technology in our social relationships. Our social image has become the new reality. Our devices have become the both our window and mirror from which we reflect our filtered and edited lives.
We have an obsession for image, as in the myth of Narcissus and a Pavlovian response to likes, shares, and messages. We look for perfection and connection in an increasingly lonelier world, echoing the last good post, photo, or meme that reinforces our own thoughts and decisions.
Much of my work has been surrealistic in nature, and it is through the lens of the absurd that we try to not only explore or current reality, but to help break it.