This work was a response to hyper-realistic ball point pen drawings by Juan Francisco Casas. What I read into Casas’ body of work, which is hyper-realistic renderings of amateur photography that shift over ten years from digital cameras to cellphone selfies, is a commentary on the camera’s changing place in society. Using that concept, I wanted to show the cellphone’s place today, which is that of an incredibly personal and intimate item. The presentation of this piece accompanied a guided discussion on technology and millennial culture.
Graphite drawing on paper, 18 x 24. Academic.