This painting is based on an old photo of a family posing in front of their home. I cut out the family and in their shadow painted what a copper computer chip looks like under an electron microscope. The grid of +'s sewn into the canvas create another layer of abstraction between the family (or lack thereof) and their home. The connections of digital and physical speak to the ideas of absence and communication. What does it mean to be connected to someone, how do we engage with the ones we love?