The government collects data about individuals that range from basic information about your identity and then builds this knowledge on family, education, identification, work, and social media. Humans leave trails behind through medical documents, location, fingerprints, face identification, and DNA from skin, saliva, blood, earwax, and nails. Through the photographic technology used in medicine (including microscopes, x-ray machines, and scanners), we can capture the materialistic qualities of the human body. When exploring the human body physically and abstractly, and revealing hidden landscapes microscopically, we discover how the information and trails about ourselves are accumulated over time and furthered into virtual and holographic spaces. When considering the discussion about how our privacy is invaded through the collection of information, containing the ability to recreate ourselves, these virtual spaces are intended to encapture the preserved body’s elements and transform them into a series of environments as a response.

Throughout the digital environments, the human body is utilized as a physical resource and is converted into photographic and three-dimensional forms, then further manipulated into abstraction. When discussing the accumulation of information from an individual, the photographs speak on behalf of reclaiming and recontextualizing the materiality from my body. It is an archival generation of textures and forms where I reference the structure of organs, skin, the composition of cells, the density of the body, and the colors associated with humans. The outcome of each abstract scene becomes painterly, where the incorporation of microscopic images, x-rays, and digital skin guide the process and outcome

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