Series Information: For graduating college in the late nineties, I received a piece of revolutionary technology called a ‘digital camera’. The first one out in the market was a Sony Mavica, which was a ONE MEGAPIXEL heavy brick of a device on a sling that used 3.5 floppy disks as film. The idea that you could take a picture and IMMEDIATELY see what you had taken was such an amazing concept to me. For years this device was glued to me as I obsessively documented various people and places. Even after new tech evolved to memory cards and better resolution, I still kept using this camera because I had a nostalgic attachment to it and the way it kept data on 3.5 floppies. Twenty years later, while uploading these disks to my laptop one final time, I decided to reincarnate them into paintings. In all the art I do, I try and find new ways to create an integral connection between us through stories. I figured painting on a substrate of memorial data was a great way to achieve this. Each piece contains the photos I took while living in Atlanta, Philly, San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles, and beyond. This series, “Cowboy Wasabi”, is named over my first digital picture taken, which was an awkward selfie while wearing a cowboy hat in a sushi restaurant somewhere around Atlanta in 1999.