Date of Award

May 2019

Degree Type





Ann Clarke


Digital, Illusion, Manipulation, Painting, Swype, technology


Throughout the course of this text I will be discussing the relationship my art practice shares with various modes of digital manipulation. Discussions of the “device” and how it is inevitably the source for manipulation of information and how these paintings are using this notion as a subject matter to create a conversation about illusions in contemporary digital culture. A thorough analysis of my artistic practice reveals how my process of making in the studio relates to these illusions and forms of digital image making. Painting methods have been appropriated by digital, in the form of virtual toolboxes and filters, and my works re-appropriate these digital painting methods and effects to create my own language and to suggest that digital manipulation is not enough.


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