I started this series in 2013 and am still exploring and experimenting with the imagery and symbolism. This series is inspired by the influence of technology on the psyche and the collective addiction to social media. I'm interested in exploring visual imagery that exemplifies the unfavorable ways technology affects our relationships with respect to interpersonal communication, authentic connection, and identity. The anthropomorphic figures and beetle patterns are allegorical images that intend to suggest a collective disconnection to nature and the erosion of our physical and social environment. These bodies are abstract representations of how technology affects the social landscape of human interaction and fosters a preoccupation of self in a mild form of narcissism. The beetles are used interchangeably to show a preservation or erosion of authenticity; self versus persona. Some of these painting are influenced by my own personal experiences and relationships and others are generalized expressions regarding disconnection, attachment, loneliness, vulnerability, and loss.