This series of my work explores the evolution of icons and mythologies within American culture that are affected by the emersion of new technologies. As a kid who grew up with low-resolution videogames, the transitory lifespan and aesthetic attached to this technology fascinates me. The colorful, blocky, iconic graphics floating in virtual space are tied to a very specific moment in my personal history. Painted canvas evokes tradition and high culture. The 8-Bit series interweaves the mediums of digital 8-bit aesthetic with the tradition of paint on canvas. Each image explores either a current or traditional mythology. There are currently seven, 30” x 30” images in the series.
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