My latest project, the St. Dymphna Series is available for purchase. The St. Dymphna Series is a reification of a particular social media application I created on Facebook that was banned and ultimately lost in 2010. The application entitled “Miracles of St. Dymphna of the Mentals” showcased “miracles” in the metamodern sense of hope and idealism oscillating with despair and cynicism.
The St. Dymphna Series is a series of screenshots from this application transferred onto canvas with minimal editing in order to serve as historical artifact. Each piece (86 in all) explores the underlying themes of the original Facebook application including cynicism, tongue-in-cheek humour, thought experiments, and hopefulness. Online fans traded classic miracles such as “Omniscience” or “Witness the Face of St Dymphna on a Tortilla”, and metamodern miracles like “Unlimited sex appeal,” and “A never ending prescription of Prozac.” The screenshots are taken from the application developer’s POV in terms of adding, rearranging, and deleting content. A single miracle is highlighted with several thumbnails in the background. The St. Dymphna Series is online content reified into the offline world. Each piece is a record of what was lost.
Each piece is 43 x 27 x 1.5 inches. Gallery wrap. Mixed media, including ink, acrylic paint, masking tape, paper, canvas, and high-gloss resin.
The first six pieces are complete and can be viewed here. You have the option to choose your central image. Each piece is wholly original, only 35 pieces are available at this time, 86 in all.