TWEET YOU! and Awkward Twitter Dates and Sunday Hangovers
This sampling of work is from two distinct series that co habitat the same sort of themes. Technology and how its impact human interaction. The Awkward Twitter Dates and Sunday Hangovers series (A.T.D.S.H.) are a group of pieces that were influenced by experiences I’d heard about from friends who for better or worse had gone ( or attempted to go) on Tinder dates. For those who don't know Tinder; it’s an online dating service sorta like Okcupid or match.com. Most of these sites are pretty much the same but with different window dressing. It's like the 21 century version of the old Lonely heart adds. Poor souls casting nets out looking for a connection ( even if its for just a night). Tinder though seems to attract a different breed of folks. It’s like the worst case scenario of online dating. Stand ups, fake profiles, super out of date profile pics, dash and run drinkers, dick pics galore, you name it and it will have it in spades. My friends horrible experience made for good artist fodder. All of these works were done on found cardboard sheets and painted in acrylics.
The TWEET YOU! Works explore some of the same social networking themes developed from the Awkward Tinder dates and Sunday Hangovers series.
Specifically texting and smart phones this time; how their use has changed the way we communicate and interact. By Using universally recognized Emoji s with a limited color palate I attempted to highlighting some of the best and the worst of texting culture.