#Thankshealthheros is included in the series titled "Urgent Importance". "Urgent Importance is a work in progress that consists of paintings that are collaborations between others; as we exchange photographs via Snap chat, instagram or we engage in Apple Face Time interactions.
Messages exchanged via the above digital communications travel through our brain and memory very quickly. By painting of technology I intend to challenge our relationship to the instantaneous communications of social media platforms.
Especially during this critical stay at home period, Facetime, instagram and Skype afford users instant views of each other, a vital connection during an isolation period. Paintings capture such fleeting social interactions can offer an opportunity for reflection on the meaning of this urgent barrage of imaging and messages. My artwork provides a contemplative view of social media to craft a bridge to capture the nuance of ephemeral electronic images and messages.
Urgent Importance as an exhibit reminds the viewer that reactions to the current tsunami of images, and messages can be slowed, questioned, and while kept in the moment, offer reflection.