Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Lisa Corinne Davis
Academic Program Adviser
My work uses Google Earth to generate imagery which is then faithfully observed and reproduced in oil paint. I sneak inside skyscrapers, paragons of capitalistic power, and trick Google Earth into showing me the unrendered innards. Buildings break down into glorious shards of abstract shapes and lines that gesture toward structure, turning a tower into a portal. In this paper I discuss surveillance, the cultural meaning of skyscrapers, cyborgs, drone perspective, painting from observation, science fiction, and the future.
Birinyi, Natalie, "Into the Glitch" (2019). CUNY Academic Works.