2015 - 2016
TOSSED & FOUND
Each piece in this series started from art “found” on the streets of NYC mostly during the summer of 2015, which I then painted over, adding my personal reactions to modern first world experiences–from product consumption, to online dating, to news and current events. Cheap, easy access to information, people, places and things create endless possibilities and overstimulation. The barrage of titillating temptations is very real and often difficult to resist. And because there is very little true investment in time, money, or emotions, these experiences can become de-valued and can possibly be thoughtlessly tossed aside when flimsy, fickle whims change.