My painting “Airdrop” speaks of the desensitization and easy access to graphic content. When I was a kid, I got a ipad for christmas plus unlimited internet access, so I quickly became vulnerable to viewing violence and pornagraphy. It not only still effects me to this day, but it effects the younger generations with technology.
The main focus in my piece is a iphone screen with an airdrop notification, providing just enough lighting to show a hand holding it with it’s thumb hovering over the screen. The image that is airdropped being a photo of two dead bodies lying in a lawn, captioned in big, black fonts “Want to see a dead body?” The airdrop was uninvited, invasive content that the user didn’t ask for.