Technology Series

Technology Will Save Us All:

Faith and Technology in a Digital Age

Artist’s Statement:

My current series of artwork focuses on the intersection of society and technology. I use a background collage of printed Wikipedia articles that relate to the theme of the work. I add to that black acrylic paint reminiscent of the screen printing of the 1960’s for a focal point of the work. Then, in a carefully conceived schematic, evocative of a circuit diagram I add gold tape and paint, vacuum tubes, computer punch cards, circuit boards, religious medals, crucifixes, and a variety of symbolic objects that relate to the the specific subject of the individual art work.

The ideological motifs that motivate each art work spring from my personal history and tie into larger cultural concerns. Growing up my father was a mathematician who was involved in computers and coding before the rise of personal computing in the 1980’s. As a child I was always surrounded and influenced by my father’s obsession with computers, science, and logic. I was raised to have a respect and understanding for these topics, though my interests and aptitudes lay elsewhere. As the years progressed I saw the rise of technology from a new convenience to a pervasive, supremely powerful force in everyday life and the economy. This art series explores my perceptions of the spiritual and economic impact the digital revolution has on humanity. Through these art works I view our emerging technocracy through a critical lens of philosophy and inequality.

 

Technology Will Save Us All

Technology Will Save Us All

Mixed Media, 48 inches by 48 inches

 

 

 

 

The Turing Test

The Turing Test

Mixed Media, 48 inches by 48 inches

 

 

 

 

The Profits

The Profits

Mixed Media, 36 inches by 36 inches

 

 

 

 

Digital Diaspora

Digital Diaspora

Mixed Media, 36 inches by 36 inches

 

 

 

 

Our Holy Motherboard

Our Holy Motherboard

Mixed Media, 24 inches by 24 inches

 

 

 

 

Kilobyte Kabbalah

 

Kilobyte Kabbalah

Mixed Media, 24 inches by 24 inches

 

 

 

 

Economies of the Afterlife (series)

Economies of the Afterlife

Mixed Media, 8 inches by 10 inches, series of 15