Digital prints, screen printed acrylic 17" x 21" 2011
This piece is a series of five digital prints layered under screen printed plexiglass. The screen printed graphics are derived from maps from Google. The arrows, white tracks, and tilted rectangles are Internet icons and are familiar references in the digital acts of exploration, virtual “travel” and orientation. One can street-level experience almost anyplace online—explore new territories, visit old familiar places (and the experiences that accompanied them) and gain “greater” perspective on one’s current location and surroundings. The center three background color images are of landscapes that vary in level of pixelation—the abstract images grow increasingly clearer. The images on either end are black and white and more photographic in quality. These images set a chronological pace to the piece and serve as the subtle beginning and end of the explorative journey.