I aim to depict a culture struggling to evolve at the same pace as technology. I wonder about the cohabitation of nature and technology. I reflect on social and spiritual conditions of contemporary culture as it is mediated by today's fast-paced technology. I explore the idea of self-representation and its distorted reality, especially in relation to our society's narcissistic obsession with social media. I work in two mediums, oil portrait and digital creation; both mediums are computer aided. I start with a photograph of my subject. For my oil series I first map out the photograph and the canvas into a series of pixel shapes. Then I apply layers of paint to each pixel shape. I use abstract color applications in order to produce "realistic," or illusory portraits. In my current digital creations I map out a photograph into a series of pixel shapes then I transfer the result onto a new file which I then manipulate further.