Painting as Sculpture & TechArcheology

As humans move through iterations of inventions we leave trace records of previous technologies and devices.

This series is built from the viewpoint of the future — what might remain, be transformed, be unearthed, and wondered at. These pieces include recycled and reclaimed bits of tech:

from once “new” inventions like fruit bags, staples, audio cassette tapes and CDs to the ubiquitous cell phone.

A Better Twitter, 30 x 10 x 5 inches
Plaster hand, earbuds, cell phone cases, laser cut wood insert and birds, embedded video of hummingbird, on sandpainted canvas

Exhibited in CHICAGO at Woman Made Gallery (WMG): TOUCH, A Virtual Exhibition” with work by 180 artists from the United States, Canada, England, France, Germany, Greece, India, Kuwait, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, Poland and Switzerland.

“Inspired by the current pandemic, this exhibition looks at something that many of us have had to completely do without: TOUCH. In curating the 430 entries, Gina Lee Robbins looked for very specific personal responses to the theme.”

“Shopping Wall”, recycled online shipping materials

“Cell Wall”, recycled and constructed elements on canvas; pebbles, spice, paper, cell phone cases
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“The Constructed Self”, nets, salt, oil, acrylic, salts