Just finished “youtube.com/lovers” (28″ x 22″ acrylic, pencils & oil on board). The theme is a continuation of the mental compartmentalizing and “hoarding” experience series. The boxes in the paintings are a symbol for personal “baggage”. This is the fourth piece on the series. I enjoy exploring and elaborating on a theme by re-visiting and often re-contextualizing “themes” or images. On the right arm of the young man he has a tattoo of a scannable QR bar code which allows potential customers – instantly learn more about a business, by visiting a mobile version of the business’ place page on any supported phone. I am intrigue by the ability we may have to instantly absorb, collect, and become part of a product or experience by using a smart device. This a direction I wish to explore.