the "Case Studies" explores individual pixel sets. They are hand cut and painted acrylic on wood and range in size from 24 square inches to 176 square inches - the project began in 2013 and is ongoing
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"Without the zeroes and ones, the big and the huge don't mean dick" is a project that involves data mining random sets of information that can be re-contextualized into a variety of mediums. My focus has been on the evolution of the way we see through the advancements in technology of media structures. This project focuses on deconstructing images down to the level of pixel groups, celebrating the small as the core unit of how we define imagery.
I generate the imagery for the project by using my iPhone to take photos directly off the screen as it plays Penelope Spheeris’ 1981 documentary “The Decline of Western Civilization” about the LA punk scene, often in fast forward.The images are then emailed to myself and reworked via photoshop abstracting the image by emphasizing the pixelization of the data.From these images, individual groups of pixels are chosen and become handmade sculptures and paintings that celebrate the minutia of the original.These works are at their root copies of copies, the result of digitally manipulating a digital photo of an analog video of a live performance.