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Humanity as digital memory
Humanity as digital memory
oil on canvas
42" x 56"

Study of Tiepolo's “Hagar and Ishmael in the Wilderness” 1732
digitized, there's a distance between viewers of past and present.
Who today knows who Hagar and Ishmael are? And could a computer care less? Are we Ishmael to a digital Isaac. (A bastard son, a place holder of evolution)
What happens when technology forgets what humans were?
Symbolization is tied historically to the marking and overcoming of death
The planned obsolescence of a species.