The works that make up my series Bit were created from a combination of artistic restlessness and a desire to push the definition of photography. What started out as a mundane task, scanning text and images from a book into the computer, turned into playful experimentation. I discovered the artistic possibilities of the scanner that day and began manipulating the results. By controlling the bit depth, I had the power to reveal or conceal as much information as I wanted and this process created brand new images.
I’m drawn to creating work like this, as I’m interested in how technology makes uncontrollable errors. I have little idea what the image will look like and what I get is always a surprise. Technology, as flawless as it’s supposed to be, can still make mistakes and I’m drawn to finding those mistakes. Someday this technology will be obsolete and I won’t be able to create these pieces. There will be new technology. In this period of time I can utilize this one purpose tool to create.