Pop | Appropriation

I just realized I hadn’t posted any of my more recent fine art work!

I’ve always been drawn to old images. I think it’s super cool to go through
vintage stores and look at all the old photographs that are for sale. I
wonder who the people are? Where are they from? What were they doing in
the photographs? I think it’s sad that the images just sit around and
wait for someone to pluck them up. That someone is me. I’m the one that
is going to buy them and give them new life. The question is…what do I
do with them once I buy, or download, them? 

After thinking and thinking and more thinking, I finally figured it out! I’m going to give
them new life through digital collage. I have a series of protest images
that I’ve been working on, but here is an image I made for my brother
in law. He’s redecorating his house and needs some original artwork. I
sourced an image of a motorcycle rider and then I joined it with an
image I took of a sunset in Kauai. The collage makes the old image
relevant again and that just makes me so happy.  

Enjoy my happy motorcycle rider!