About The Looking Down From Above series
The Looking Down from Above series brings up unanswered questions about death and the afterlife. Individual panels, each the size of an iPad screen, show a bird’s-eye view of the colored rectangular container fields in Newark via Google Earth. It translates the literal into the abstract, the banality of cars, industrial equipment, and pavement into the unknown. The work includes discreet private annotations; the time on top of the screen reads 12:22, battery power 43% – the dates of the artist’s mother’s birthday who passed away 12 years ago. The piece conveys the idea of being watched from up high as a mechanism to cope with grief.