My work deals with the relationship between painting, digital technology, and photography. I try to assert the presence of object-hood in spite of images and technology. The deep proliferation of images through technology constitutes a shift in the role those images play. No longer are images something that represent or elicit “real life”; images are real life. Shifting back and forth between digital material and handmade objects feels appropriate to the times as a phenomenological exercise. A primary part of what is lost when we take an image of an artwork is scale. The approximation of the size of and presence of an art object in relationship to my body is impossible to feel through a photo, especially if that photo appears on a screen. My work bridges digital reality with physicality and scale. I think that painting is an exercise in being willfully anachronistic.