Q: How do you feel about the finished product compared to your vision for the work?
A: Through this painting and reflecting on my other paintings, it’s very clear that my mind works in patterns, which at first was surprising to me considering I live my life quite spontaneously. But at the end of each painting, I have such a strong desire to affect the pattern. I always struggle in that moment because it feels so significant in the creation process. I wanted to break this pattern with the number 7 because that number represents oneness and wholeness, and I think it's a powerful symbol for representation and identity.
I love the depth that this painting has and all the connection points between the layers. You can see the old layers and new layers living together and building off of each other.
Although it is a representation of the digital world, there is something natural about it. The patterned numbers almost come alive and you start to see the shape of rain or a forest of vines inviting you in. ADA is certainly meant to be explored.