By Maria Bee
Design and Illustration Portfolio

Error 410

digital collage

A digital collage in response to an open artist call on the theme of "computer science and the digital playground."

Error 410: Gone [scraped knees]

Error 410: Gone [scraped knees]

Formal artist's statement: The playground is the setting of many ups and downs of childhood—there is joy, play, friends, discovery...but also conflict, injury, and mistakes. By falling down we learn to catch ourselves, adapting and learning to rebound. This piece is inspired by the feelings of trying to understand how to function as an individual in both physical and digital landscapes. Like children on the playground, that understanding requires curiosity and adaptability. The collage techniques and overlapping spaces of the piece convey the many-layered complexities of both the digital experience and that of a child navigating social space.