We are what we throw in the garbage, ask any anthropologist. While attempting a data recovery from my computer trash I was stuck by the way many of the image files were partially covered in crazy geometric patterns. While scrolling through the photos at high speed I thought about how we all are bombarded with thousands of images daily. Most of these are totally mundane. But others are representative of serious subjects we should be addressing. However, far too often they become just another momentary flash in our collective mind.
I have also made a number of paintings using a similar graphic treatment created by the partially eaten files. But for those I am painting on litter that I find and use as a support and in some cases I also use the imagery.