“The humans are isolated yet have a common connection but the heart has become a machine.”

After noticing how my paint peeled off the palette paper, I had the idea to make this painting. The idea started with the method first – Instead of applying paint with a brush, I would cut shapes out of layer of paint (already dry) and apply to canvas creating a raised graphic look. Around that time I was thinking a lot about how technology has changed the way humans connect with each other – less face to face, less words, more contact with devices than humans. I questioned what part of us best represents humanity. I decided on the heart amidst all the talk of the brain-heart connection and where our emotions come from. The background implies a motherboard that feeds into the heart. The humans are isolated yet have a common connection but the heart has become a machine.