Abstraction Machine 
Gouache on paper

Abstraction Machine melds contemporary and traditional “technologies,” mining Internet crowd-sourced image-banks, widely available symbol fonts and the conventions of landscape and still life painting as generators for narratives. Each set of images in the series represents a word (e.g.,poisonradar) that has been translated into Webdings, a common word processing symbol font. A written description of the Webdings symbol for each letter of the word is typed into Google Images and photos yielded by the search are used as sources for a discrete series of paintings. 
Photo credit: Tracy Harrison

Abstraction Machine (poison)
Gouache on paper
Six images, 12x9" each
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